This fast paced children’s game works best for small and medium sized groups. It can be flexed to work for either more or less active groups.
Players generally stand in a circle in a group of between three to six. The player designated to go first says the number “one”, and each player after them counts one number in turn. However, any number divisible by three is replaced by the word “fizz”. And any divisible by five by the word “buzz”. Numbers divisible by both become “fizz-buzz”. A player who hesitates or makes a mistake is eliminated from the game.
While this game is usually used for groups, it’s also possible to play the game in pairs. In this version, the pair that lasts the longest in the room is crowned as victors.
You can also modify the game as you wish by replacing Fizz / Buzz with any words you choose, or with an action.
For example, instead of saying “fizz” participants can be told that they need to clap, or jump, or raise an arm. Through this type of modification it’s possible to make the game quite silly and funny.
Alternatively, you can modify the actions of the game to link to overarching themes that you’re looking to focus on.