There are plenty of getting to know you games out there, there are even several that involve “sharing”, but this is the only one I know of that’s got a bit of strategy, too. It’s also a great game because it takes no real prep and can be done anywhere.
Give each teen a piece of paper and have them rip it into quarters, ball each piece up and hold them. Then, they circle up and share a fact about themselves that is unknown to the group, one by one around the circle. The catch? When someone shares a fact, which has to be true, anyone in the group that the fact ISN’T true for has to toss one of the pieces of paper into the circle. The goal? To be the last person with a ball of paper.
The strategy part has to do with having rare, unusual and outlandish facts about themselves. This is a great way to get to know people around you while also getting a bit competitive. The “unknown” rule protects against comments like “I’m wearing blue socks” and “My name is Cornelius” because they are already known facts, they aren’t a lot of fun, and who’s named Cornelius?
Any Corneliuses out there, please forgive this post, I would very much like to meet you.