Concentration games have a variety of uses. Aside from developing the skill of concentrating and expanding our concentration span they can be used to change the dynamic of particular individuals or a group at a key moment of the lesson e.g. when you want to bring wandering minds to a particular focus or a specific task.

1, 2, 3, Buzz!

Count around a circle replacing certain numbers with the word "buzz".

Count Up, Count Down

A team game to encourage patience, turn taking and focus. A great challenge.

Just A Minute

The one minute challenge - could you tell when one minute has passed?

Mexican Clap

Pass a clap around a circle in super-fast speed....whoosh!

Pass The Squeeze

Work as a team to pass a squeeze from person to person around the circle.

Word Ping Pong

A great exercise to bring those involved into the Drama thought space.

Games could be a beginning starter, an introducing step during a workshop or as an end plenary. They are a platform for further development and are never meant to be the whole session on their own.

The nature of drama games is that they are shared, adapted and extended. The original author is not so important as the shared practice. You’ll find games on the site that you’ve seen before, called something different or that you even use in your own teaching toolkit.

We hope that among the known games are ideas of how to refresh old ones as well as new games to use.