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5 games to break the ice with your new flatmates!

No awkward team building here
03 September 2021

Going to university is undoubtedly one of the best decisions you’ll ever make – from studying what you love, to the freedom and everything in between – it’s sure to be great. But we do know that sometimes meeting all your new flatmates at once can be a lot. Making sure you remember their names and where they’re from can be a little daunting. But what better way to get to know each other than some simple ice breakers? Don’t worry, the tragic team building exercises from work aren’t to be found here – only genuinely fun silly games for us, thank you very much.

2 Truths and a Lie

One of the best games around, this has never failed to unearth some of the sauciest secrets around. Played equally well with or without beverages, this game will 100% break the ice – just wait until they hear your story about Harry Styles wasn’t the lie…

Who Am I?

Another favourite of ours, all you need for this game is a pencil and some paper! Write a celebrity down, stick one on your head and ask questions to guess who you are! Forfeits for being last are optional.

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Never Have I Ever?

How could we not? A game as famous as drinking itself, this game is actually brilliant without alcohol. Any way you play this, this is the quickest way to get to know your flatmates – it’s the king! Embarrassment may be included – don’t blame us, blame the game!

Chopstick Games

A more skill-based game, this will get you cheering and shouting within seconds. Take two pairs of chopsticks that you definitely have in your draw from your lunch at Itsu last week and pit two people against each other in picking up increasingly smaller objects. Even better – why not play in teams? Our preferred order of rounds is marshmallows, then jelly babies, then for the real experts, grains of uncooked rice! Expect cheering, shouting and tears!

Last Letters

A brilliant game that requires no equipment at all and can be played with your whole flat! Someone says a band, and the next person has to name a band that starts with the last letter of the previous answer – if you can’t, you’re out! Special rule: If the artist starts and ends with the same letter, the direction reverses!

What’s your favourite icebreaker? Let us know on social media and we might even include them in a future article!