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We've all done it. You and a friend said the same thing at the same time. That's when you yell "Jinx!" and they owe you a Coke.

This game takes two teams of two and puts them up against each other to see if they can JINX! more than the other team.

Each team will be given a Main Category (like FOOD) and then 4 Sub-Categories (like "snacks that are cheesy"). One sub-category at a time a team will then have to think of a single word that fits and on the count of 3...2...1... say it out loud. If it's the same word, it's a JINX! Finish out all of the sub-categories and then see of the other team can beat your score.

This game can be played with two teams all the way through or you can get two different teams to go head-to-head for each two categories.

Nothing feels better than saying the same word at the same time and confirming that great minds think alike. But there's also nothing that feels worse than you and a friend shouting different words at the same time that sounds like a train wreck which makes you wonder if you and your friend really are as close as you thought.

A perfect prize at the end of this game would be a Coke, because it's Jinx and you owe them a Coke.

This Resource Includes:
• Complete PowerPoint game file
• Individual (12 rounds + instructions) game slides (jpeg files)
• Title slide (jpeg file)

And for fun, here's an episode of the More Than Dodgeball show where Doug & Josh talk youth ministry games. Enjoy the laugh and then go run great games of your own!


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Jonathan Owen

Jonathan Owen has been the children and youth pastor at Shades Mountain Community Church for the past 15 years and he still has no idea what he is doing. He also directs a camp called Camp Straight Street, a nine-week camp for kids in Birmingham, AL where he has seen kids poop in the urinal over 4 different times. He is a professional storyteller and gave a talk at TEDxBirmingham on his work with kids. It wasn't as well received as he would have liked. He's married and has four kids. His dog's name is Zissou and he has the underbite of a warthog.

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There are plenty of people who are grateful that you do what you do. Your students are, their families are, and your church is, even though they may not say it often enough. I want to say thanks on behalf of them, and model the way we need to be saying thanks to the leaders that serve alongside us—in ten different ways—through this ebook.

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