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POLL: Games at Youth Group

This week’s poll is all about youth group games! How often do you play a game of any kind in youth group? And if you’re looking for some great games for this week at youth group, we’ve got you covered right here for around $3!

JG

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Youth Ministry Fun for March Madness

March Madness is in full swing – a fun time of the year where college basketball reigns supreme and a new national champion is named. If you’re interested in grabbing some fun resources that will work now (and honestly most any other time of the year, too) be sure to check these out:

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Ultra Brackets - Kick your games up a notch with the greatest bracket app of ALL TIME! UltraBrackets replaces the need for a whiteboard to keep track of who wins in a tournament-style game! Dodgeball, school wars, sword-drills, etc! If it needs a bracket, we’ve got you covered!

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Shoot 2 Score - Think your students know all there is about sports? Want to have a little fun this March Madness season? We’ve got the perfect trivia game with questions from both college and professional basketball. It’s a slam dunk!

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Starch Madness - While March Madness gets all the glory this month, we’ve put together an amazing trivia game based on the core building block of so much of our food. Starch! It’s Starch Madness!! Even if you’re gluten-free, this is the game for you!

JG

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YS IDEA LAB: Game Time with Les Christie

No one knows youth group games like Les Christie. Here’s a fun and simple couple of games from the games guru of youth ministry!

JG

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2 Really Great New Youth Group Games!

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Lamentations of Taylor Swift Lyrics: Volume 2
This is the sequel to what is far and away the most popular game we’ve ever had on Download Youth Ministry. Students have to guess if the statement on the screen is from the Bible or from a Taylor Swift song lyric. Incredible. Incredibly funny.

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Biblical King or Prescription Drug
Another insanely funny game where students have to guess if the name shown is either a king from the Bible or a prescription drug. Now that I type that out I guess it is pretty self-explanatory.

Two really great games new this week in addition to our Crowd Control Bundle ($69) and Best-Selling Game Bundle ($49), too!

JG

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New Resource Tuesday Every Week at DYM!

If you haven’t figured out the cadence to the new releases on Download Youth Ministry yet, every Tuesday we load up the store with new youth ministry goodness for you to check out. If it looks like it will help your ministry, that’s what we’re all about! Helping Youth Workers Win.

Here’s a few highlights of some of the fun games that have come out the past couple weeks:

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Total Recall - Parker and I made this fun screen game with some classic funny videos and follow-up questions. We played it this week in our high school ministry with great success. Super fun, easy winner. Volume 2 is already in the works! $10

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Name That Mustache is the winner of DYM’s 1st Annual Game Contest! Great game showing you a famous ‘stache and asking if you know the owner. Really simple, fun winning game. $3

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Dumbledore or Proverbs is one of the best-selling games this month, another winner from Aaron Helman. $3

Enjoy all of the new stuff on DYM this week, especially these fun games!

JG

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED: DYM Games Contest

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What an incredible contest! Last month we asked for your best game submissions and man did you come through! It took us a little longer than we thought to wade through the incredible … and not so incredible submissions you sent our way. Some really, really good stuff! Well, without further ado, here are the winners!

  • GRAND PRIZE = iPad + $500 DYM store credit: Name that Mustache by Derek Parson
  • 2ND PLACE = $250 DYM store credit: Emoji by Jeff Kammerer
  • 3RD PLACE = $100 DYM store credit: Pixelated by Bill Ver Velde
  • HONORABLE MENTIONS = $25 DYM store credit: eBay Guess by Matt, Tennessee Shootout by Jeremy Green, Zip Bang Boing by Simon

Congrats to all of our incredible entries – you’ll certainly see these very games and many more as products right here on Download Youth Ministry in the coming weeks. Really some incredible stuff! So … did you win? Your submission didn’t make the top spots? You didn’t know about the contest until right now? Well, we want your games, sermons, small group stuff and more! Submit it today for consideration in becoming a new youth ministry resource right here on DYM!

JG

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New Youth Group Game: 1 Arm, 2 Arm, None

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I’m super excited about a new game we just got from new publisher Crowd Control Game called 1 Arm, 2 Arm, None. It is a simple elimination game for $10 you will want to use over and over again. We’ve played it in the past with great success – even with huge crowds at the D6 Conference last week, too! Such a solid game, pic it up today!

JG

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DYM Games Contest: Win an iPad + $500 in DYM Store Credit!

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1. Win an iPad + $500 store credit for the BEST GAME SUBMISSION!
The VERY best ready-to-go game submitted this month will become a resource here on Download Youth Ministry and we’ll give you an iPad and $500 in store credit, too!

Don’t have the world’s best game finished and ready to send in?

2. Win $250 store credit …
for a completed game that needs graphics but is pretty darn close

3. Win $100 store credit …
for the best killer game idea that you haven’t fully developed but it’s a winner

Send your entries to gamecontest@downloadyouthministry.com RIGHT NOW! you’ve got until the end of the month, so get cracking – we’ve had some incredible entries already!

JG

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DYM Games Bundle!

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If you haven’t heard about it yet – the new (and limited time) DYM Games Bundle has been tearing up the interwebs this week! 7 games for $14 – so fun – you can cover the next couple months of youth group fun with this one:

  • Trump or Animal – yup, exactly what it sounds like. Will leave you speechless it is so good.
  • Did It Play? Actual album covers … or not!
  • Desert or Dessert? Close ups of barren lands or delightful treats.
  • Know Your Beef – Tbone up on your cuts of meat.
  • Poser – fun elimination game of poses.
  • Text-o-matic – fun bit for students and their cellphone.
  • 2Lies 1Truth – it is impossible to tell which is which. Which is the point!

JG

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Is It Really in the Bible? Youth Group Game

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I’m pumped to point you toward a GREAT game that I’ve seen work multiple times and continues to get strong reviews. It is called, “Is it Really in the Bible” and you’ve got to play it with your students! You can check out Volume 1 and Volume 2 in the DYM Games category today!

Think you know your Bible? We’ll show you a quote, and you have to decide if it’s from the Word of God or not! Sound easy? Think again! We’ve selected some of the most contemporary, outlandish, and mystifying quotes you would swear (although let your yes be yes and your no be no) are in the Bible or that there is NO way they are!
JG

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Fun Free Game: Jiggapuff

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One of the best new games we’ve done in a long time – Jiggapuff!

The premise is simple – don’t do the same pose as the person running the game! You don’t need props or prep – just announce the game, show this slide on the screen and you’re all set! Here’s how it works:

Everyone gets to play. Everyone stands up and after the countdown of 3…2..1… Jiggapuff! chooses a pose from the 6 pictured above. The host of the game also has chosen a pose at random and whoever matches the host is “out” and has to sit down. This process is repeated until all but a few have been eliminated and then they are called on stage for the championship rounds. 3..2..1… Jiggapuff continues and increases in speed until there is just one person left and the host and they go heads up in one final challenge, alternating calling out jiggapuff until you have a Jiggapuff champion. In our youth group the winner of the game always gets something BIG, because to win the whole thing is a big deal. Try it this week in your youth group – bet it will be a hit!

Possible variations: come up with your own gestures that are fun to your youth group or church culture. Make it personal – I can imagine students requesting this game next week, too! Have fun.

JG

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Another Season of Minute to Win It

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Another season of NBC’s Minute to Win it can only mean one thing: more great new youth ministry games! Youth groups all over the country enjoyed the fun of these great games complete with videos you can rip easily from YouTube. There are some fun new games if you haven’t checked it out in a while – perfect for youth group. To check out DYM’s ready to use tonight games – check them out right here!

JG

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YOUTH MINISTRY: hazing and rough housing

If you’re interested, I posted to Josh Griffin’s blog:

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