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Favorite Youth Group Games: Bean Boozled

Youth group gamesIndoor Game; All Ages; 4 or more kids

We played this a couple weeks ago in both our Jr. High and Sr. High ministries. The facial expressions and reactions are priceless!

The game is pretty simple. I broke students up into teams of about 4-5 people, projected an image of 20 Jelly Beans from PowerPoint, gave each team a corresponding answer sheet and a zip-lock bag of Jelly Beans. The object was to try to identify all 20 Jelly Bean flavors within 10 minutes.

It sounded fine until the kids realized that half the Jelly Beans were sweet (Banana and Peach) and half were gross (Moldy Cheese and Baby Wipes) and there was no way to tell which was which until they actually ate it. One of our Jr. Highers got the Vomit flavored bean stuck in her throat and almost puked! It was awesome! Others ran to the water fountain screaming! lol

I got the Bean Bazooled boxes by Jelly Bean, but unfortunately their site was out of stock, so I purchased them from this shop on eBay instead ($2.25/box with $5.50 S&H total for 1-18 boxes).

Bean Bazooled Answer Sheet
Bean Bazooled PowerPoint

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Posted on May 6, 2008

  • Lenny

    Man, I wish we had these beans in South Africa, sounds Awsum!

  • http://radupasca.com Radu

    This sounds awesome! I am going to play this game with my youth group. Thanks for the idea!

  • Jonathan

    I had a student actually puke over the vomit flavored bean…I don't know if the flavored crickets had anything to do with it or not. I got the crickets while on vacation. They came in great flavors like original, BBQ, and sour cream and chives. Phenomenal, when the students took off their blindfolds and I showed them the boxes.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/timschmoyer Tim Schmoyer

      lol! That's awesome! Thanks for the story!

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