zip and bong

Family Volley



You don’t need any supplies for this game. Just you, and your mouth.

The first thing to remember is that.

ZIP passes LEFT

Now, time to play.

Have everyone stand in a circle. Select one person to start the game. He/She will either say ZIP or BONG. If they say ZIP, play will pass to the person on their LEFT. If they say BONG, play will pass to the person on their RIGHT.

Here is the catch. When they say ZIP or BONG, they have to do it without smiling, and without showing their teeth. (Go ahead, try it really quick, it’s not as easy as you think :))

In fact, you can’t smile or show your teeth the entire game, regardless of if it’s your turn or not.

Once play has been passed right or left, that new person then has to say ZIP or BONG to continue to pass play. Players will continue to pass play right or left depending on if they say ZIP or BONG.

If any participant smiles or shows his/her teeth, they will be out. The last person who hasn’t smiled/shown their teeth, WINS!

Want to make it even more fun? Don’t hesitate to be silly and get in each other’s space when you pass the ZIP and BONG. Being goofy makes the game even more fun. Plus, you are trying to get everyone else to smile and show their teeth so that you can win.

Does it get any better? Family Bonding, and learning right from left all in the same game.

Warning: This game is known to cause sore stomachs and cheeks, from all the laughing.

Family Volley Sunday FAMILY FUN FRIDAY – Zip, Bong! You don’t need any supplies for this game. Just you, and your mouth. The first thing to remember is that. ZIP passes LEFT

Zip Bong

Players stand or sit in a circle. One player starts the game by saying “zip”. The starting player specifies the direction he or she is sending the zip. The person next to the starting player then says “zip”, as does the following player, and so on. When the noise comes to any player, he or she has the option of saying “bong” instead of “zip” which sends the noise back in the opposite direction.

What makes the game interesting is that players are not aloud to show their teeth at any point in the game (regardless of if the noise is at them or not). Players who show their teeth (or say “zip” or “bong” when it’s not their turn) are eliminated from the game.

We played this game at a youth group we were visiting about a month ago. It got a little bit awkward when the kids realised that you could pass the zip to your friends or you could pass the bong to your friends. Seriously. pass the bong!? THE BONG! Mum: Hey Jimmy what did you do at youth tonight? Jimmy: We played this game where we had to pass the bong around a circle. Choose a better word then bong. Also dont use more than probable 10 youth in this game. it gets really boring in bigger groups. -Jade (Apr 25, 2013)

really fun and a super easy game to play when you’re bored/ -Natalie (Jun 26, 2013)

Great idea, simple and fun! If you don’t want to use the word bong, simple- don’t use it! say bop! Or cow! or Stapler! -Mufasa (Jul 22, 2013)

Our camp calls it pterodactyl and you have to say pterodactyl or screech to turn it the other way. It’s hilarious. -Shae (Jul 22, 2013)

If the word BONG bothers some change it to BOING. -Brenda (Nov 2, 2013)

We’ve played it with ZOOM and ERK– The sound of a car driving past is ZOOM and it screeching to a stop and making a u-turn is ERK. Seems better than BONG. -Chris (Mar 9, 2016)

We use Zip, Bong, Bang, Pop and Flap. -NOYB (Feb 16, 2018)

We use zip, bong and chasm and we use hand motions with them and we don’t do the teeth thing. To get out you either hesitate for more than a second, go out of turn, say the wrong thing of do the wrong thing. -Benito (Dec 11, 2018)

really fun and exiting if you don’t like the word bong change it -cathy (Jan 23, 2019)

Great Game! We used the words Zip, Zap, and Zop. If the kids didn’t say the words in the right order then they were out also -Tori (May 28, 2019)

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