Channel your inner Django with this fast and fun ice breaker. Like Knife Throw, it’s great for a group of people who don’t know each other, and helps sharpen awareness and reaction times.
To begin, everyone stands in a circle with one person in the centre.
That person points at someone else in the circle and yells “Draw!”
The person being pointed at must duck down as quickly as possible to avoid being shot. At the same time, the person directly on either side of him has to shoot him while yelling “Bang!”
If the person doesn’t duck in time, he (or she) dies. If they duck down before they are shot, they’re safe.
If the players on either side shoot each other simultaneously, they’re both safe. But if one says “Bang!” after the other, he or she is dead.
If you think you’ve been shot, own the shit out of it and die a dramatic death. It’s not about being Superman, it’s about the fun of accepting whatever happens.*
When only two players remain, they stand back-to-back for a duel to the death. The Coach/Director yells “Draw!” and both players turn and shoot. The quickest on the draw wins.
Oh and by the way: this is one time when it’s OK to mime a “finger gun.”
*(Thanks to Jet Eveleth for this tip.)