Games with a Purpose

200 icebreakers, energizers, and games for youth groups


ISBN: 9780857215604

Publication date: July 21, 2016

Format: Ebook

Extent: 256 pages

Imprint: Monarch Books


Games with Purpose mixes energizing, entertaining games with learning points to create an invaluable resource that will provide a fun introduction to hundreds of staple topics. There is something to suit every situation, from games needing little or no preparation or equipment, to big, memorable games that will stay with the group for a long time. The collection consists of mainly original game ideas, meeting the regular requirement for stimulating new games and icebreakers. Unlike other resources that simply seek to provide entertainment, Games with Purpose is categorised around popular topics providing youth workers with inspiration and ideas to help them to include games as a core component of their sessions, rather than just an add-on to dissipate surplus energy. Using themes from discussion starter resources The Ideas Factory and The Think Tank, this collection provides youth leaders with a complete solution – the book stands alone but by pairing these games with the discussion starters, youth leaders will have all they need to build a complete session.

Meet the author: Mr Martin Saunders

Martin is editor of Youthwork magazine and author of a number of books including The Ideas Factory, The Think Tank and 500 Prayers for Young People.

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