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Besties is a screen-driven mixer race game to help students make new best friends!


Doug's note: I love this type of group interaction.

What is Besties?
Did we just become best friends?!? “Besties” is a slide-driven mixer game where students race to make best friends. While making a new best friend is something that we can’t guarantee, we can guarantee that this game is a lot of fun!

Gameplay Rules:
Each round, a slide is shown on the screen with a question. Each student must answer the question as quickly as they can and then promptly race to find someone else in the room with the same answer as them. Once a student finds a “Bestie” with the same answer, those two students must sit down. The final pair of Besties to link up (or those who never link up with their Bestie) will lose the round. Feel free to issue any punishment that you would like.

The game resets each round so that all students have the chance to make new ‘Besties.”

This Resource Includes:
• Complete PowerPoint game file
• Individual (20 rounds + instructions) game slides (jpeg files)
• Title slide (jpeg file)
• Gameplay instructions document (Word file)


Brock Odell


John Lindsey

John is the Creative Director of Student Ministry at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY.