40 ways of getting there

A hilarious movement game


40 ways of getting there is a game often played in a clearly defined area — usually a circle. However with a bit of planning to define player order, it can also be played online.

How to play

Taking it in turns, one person moves in any way they choose (walking, running, hopping, crawling, etc). The next player then moves but has to use a different style. Players continue in turn, coming up with more and more bizarre moves, without repeating any used before! You can ‘branch out’ into impressions of famous people; can-cans; forward rolls; pulling funny faces – anything so long as it’s different.

How many ways of getting there can you come up with?

In person this is done with one spare chair, and the player moves to sit in the chair. Online each group member could move across the field of view of their camera and nominate the next person to move.

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Take it further

This is taken from the book Games, Games, Games, a publication with around 250 group games. The games are essentially co-operative in nature and develop skills and attitudes which encourage learning together and supporting one another.

If you enjoyed playing this game in your group, you could also try playing buzzy bees.

It is great we are starting to have face to face activities again – make sure you and your group stay safe by following our latest guidelines on physical meetings.

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