How to Play the Toilet Paper Game

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How to Play the Toilet Paper Game. Icebreaker party games enable a group of people to get to know one another and feel more comfortable in each other's company. It's not often that an off-beat item like toilet paper figures prominently into a social setting. This icebreaker game uses toilet paper in a way that encourages participants to share tidbits of personal information about themselves with the rest of the group.

Step 1

Ask participants to sit in a large circle.

Step 2

Pass the roll of toilet paper around the circle and instruct participants to take as much as they like. Do not answer any questions about why they need the toilet paper or how much they should take.

Step 3

Instruct the participants to count the number of toilet paper squares they are holding.

Step 4

Select a participant to start the game by telling as many facts about himself as he has squares of toilet paper. For example, if a participant has 3 squares of paper, he must share 3 facts about himself with the group.

Tips

  • Examples of personal facts participants might share include how many children they have, where they were born or their shoe size. If a participant takes a strand of toilet paper with many squares, do not let him avoid answering the requisite number of questions. He'll have to speak for quite a while to account for all of his squares. But this just means that the other participants will learn even more about him, which is the purpose of the game.