An ice breaker family reunion game
I mistakenly thought every family had played the “Identify the Picture” game at their family reunion or party until I had a conversation with a lady this week who had no idea what the game was. So, just in case you haven’t played “Identify the Picture” I’ll tell you how it works.
This game is actually the perfect ice breaker game for your family reunion. It can also be a fun game for a family baby shower if you used baby pictures and a fun wedding shower or engagement party game if you use wedding or couple pictures.
For the family reunion version of the game, you will need to display photos of family members that will be attending your reunion, photos of your ancestors or a mix of the two. Put the photos in no particular order and with no identifying marks on them, other than a number, around your reunion location. You can just tape them to the wall or put them on poster board or cork board. To play the game, family members write down the number and the name of who they think is in the photo. The person that gets the most correct answers is the winner.
When we were unable to hold our family reunion in 2020, we did a version of this game virtually. I posted photos of our ancestors on our family Facebook page and challenged family members to guess who was in the picture. It was the perfect virtual reunion game- it got everyone chatting about the photos and reconnecting with aunts, uncles and cousins.
People take so many photos these days that it makes this reunion game a lot easier to put together than it used to be. It’s fun trying to guess who each person is and marvel at family resemblances. It’s a game you can put up before the reunion begins and leave up until everyone leaves. If you want to get people talking at your family reunion, “Identify the Picture” is a great conversation starter.