In My Life I Have Never Ever

Type of strategy: GamesOpeners & Get to Know You

Intended Audience: StudentsTeachers

Learning styles: EN: Extraversion and IntuitionES: Extraversion and Sensing

Getting to know you icebreaker.


  • Everyone stands in a circle. 
  • Everyone holds up their hands, fingers extended.
  • Take turns going around saying things you have never ever done. “Never have I ever…”
  • Everyone who has done that puts down a finger for each thing they have done.
    • For example, a person could say, “Never have I ever been to Africa.”  All the other players drop a finger if they have done that.  So, if three other people have been to Africa before, those three people must put down a finger, leaving them with nine fingers.  

The goal is to stay in the game the longest (to be the last person with fingers remaining).

To win, it’s a good strategy to say statements that most people have done, but you haven’t.



Submitted by: Annetta Evans