Youth Group Games - Group Games

Four on the Couch

A memory game in which each gender tries to get their gender on the couch.
Paper, pens, and couch (optional)
How To Play
The purpose of the game is to get everyone from your gender in the four seats on the couch (or position on the floor).

Players sit in a circle. One chair, or spot, in the circle should be open.

Have everyone write their name on a piece of paper. Collect the papers and pass them out again so that everyone has a paper with someone elses' name on it. Players should not show anyone who they have.

The player to the left of the open spot says someone's name. Whoever is holding onto the paper with that name must get up and move to the open spot. Then the player who moved must trade papers with the person who called the name.

The player sitting to the left of the new open spot then says the next name and the process continues.

By memorizing who has what name and what the names are of those on the couch, players try to get their gender to occupy all four seats on the couch. When when gender does this successfully, they win.
23 Ratings
23 Ratings

This is an annual game we play with a large group. The first few rounds, we don't trade names on each move. -John (Jan 9, 2013)

Good fun -Aras (Jan 29, 2013)

We played this so much! Godde timezzz lololol olio -Roemo (Jan 29, 2013)

this game is bollox -david merriman (Apr 15, 2013)

What is the "couch" ie WHERE are the four seats compared to where everyone else is sitting in the circle?? -I Bales (Sep 10, 2014)

How do you get someone on the couch? -Matt (Nov 1, 2014)

I think the instructions are missing the fact that part of the circle should be a COUCH (or goal area)... You get your gender on the couch by getting people of the opposite gender to sit next to you if you're not on the couch and getting people of your gender to sit next to you if you ARE on the couch. How long does this usually take? -Israel (Feb 3, 2016)


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15 to 17
16 - 30
16 - 30