(Closed) Icebreaker Bingo….not sure why i bothered asking this…

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 4
3274 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

OK, I’m a bit confused… are you asking the questions and then the answer will be on the cards?

OR will the question be on the card?  If so where will the space for the answer be?

I think you have a good selection of questions. How many boxes (answers or questions) will be on the card?

If it’s answers then I think you need more questions. Maybe about twenty more.

If it’s questions then I think you have plenty and (depending on the size of the card) you neednt worry about duplicates.  Unless you don’t want the cards to be remotely similar…

I am so confused…

The questions you have are good and interesting though.

Post # 7
9924 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think if you’re going to do an ice breaker game, then it should all be “someone who…” type questions, rather than random facts.  If it were me, I’d just write the answers I knew down (“What’s the bride’s birthday” type questions, etc).  But if you do, “Find someone who knew Bride and Groom when they first met” “Find someone who grew up with the Bride” and that kind of thing, you’ll acutally force people to go out and talk to others. 

Post # 10
9924 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ames12708:  I guess.  I just think people will either cheat, or no one will know some of the answers, or people will just stay talking to the same people.  I think it would work better with all “someone who” questions, but it’s your shower!

And not knowing people at the shower and their experiences with you, I’d be hard-pressed to come up with the questions, too. 

Post # 12
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I agree with abbie017. I am a teacher and we play icebreaker bingo all the time. The point of an icebreaker is to have people get up and start talking to each other. This game works so much better if you have “Find someone who…….” questions.

The easiest way to do this is to take all the guest and find at least three ways they are connected to the bride or groom. Then turn these connections to “find someone who….” questions.  It might even work out that more than one person could fit the question (for example both muy mom and best friend taught me to drive). So example questions:

Find soemone who was there when the bride was born

Find someone who was ther when the groom was born

Find someone who took freshmen english with the bride

Find someone who taught the groom to drive

Find someone who shared an apartment with the bride

Find someone who traveld to Europe with the bride

Find someone who used to housesit for the groom

I hope this helps. Also, if you do not have enough questions to make enough bingo cards you can also turn the icebreaker into a list, where first one done wins.

Post # 13
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ames12708:  Maybe you could just call it a scavenger hunt?  Also, why are you crying?

Post # 14
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

If the goal is for the women to get to know each other’s names, I like the style the PPs mentioned- so I’d be writing “Abbie” on the bingo card, as opposed to “Baltimore.” I’d go around to people- “How do you know the bride?” “I went to college with her.” “Were you ever roommates/ did you study abroad/ take classes together/etc.”

Then, you could leave the some of the other questions to the “newlywed” game, and do bridal bingo during the gift opening. (Had those last two games at my shower last weekend, and both were a lot of fun.)

Post # 16
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@odynsmom:  This. 

In order for it to be an “icebreaker bingo” you need to find people, not answers to questions.  You could also sprinkle in some wedding-related things that aren’t necessarily about the bride/groom but are fun icebreakers.  (Like find someone that’s been married for XX years, find someone that had pink Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, etc.)

If you want people to answer questions about the bride, then do one of those “who knows the bride best” games.

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