Year of the Coin

3.5 stars

A quick simple get-to-know-you game.  This game works for groups of between 4-10 people. Start with a handful of coins and hand out one coin to each person. 

You then go around the group and each person has to look at the year their coin was made (generally printed on the coin) and tell the rest of the group what they were doing in that year.  It can be something significant or very insignificant  - the whole aim is to learn something about each other.  It's a good ice breaker because it encourages people to talk and share. 


  • Free / Low Cost
  • Sharing, Get to know you
  • Night
  • Ice breaker
  • Team Building Teamwork
  • Indoor
  • Small area
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)
  • Young Adults

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)

  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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Make sure you get coins that during your youth's life span. I have a lot of 1950's 1960's coins in my pocket.
- YouthGuy82 (29 Jun 2009)

We did this and it was a great way to get to know our new sisters, as well as them know us!
- SororityGrl (17 Sep 2009)

i like this game a lot. It was really fun
- emmy (28 Jul 2013)

A great game!! Our youth group played at the beginning of the new year. Not only did we get to know each person better. It took us back down memory lane and see God's hand at work in their lives.
- Cheruba (10 Mar 2016)

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