How to Play Freeze (Improvisation Group Game)

Not all group games are made to have winners. With icebreaker games like Freeze, you’ll get to make memories that worth a ton of fun to last you and your group of friends a lifetime.

If you want to know what it is like to be an actor, this game will show you! It is a fun group game that will get everyone moving and laughing like never before! 

Features of the Freeze Game

 ★  Game Name Freeze
 ★  Group size small and medium
★  Age teens (12+) and adults 
 ★  Type stationary
 ★  Skill acting
 ★  Place indoor 
★  Time up to 10 – 20 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials no

The aim behind the icebreaker game Freeze

The goal behind Freeze is to act out situations in an improv style.

Freeze is a fun icebreaker game because there are no winners. It’s a group game that requires communication between friends with tons of laughter in between.

Ideal group sizes to play Freeze

To play Freeze, you should ideally have between 4 to 10 players in a group. Larger groups are always welcome, as it’ll open more opportunities to make Freeze a fun group game.

You can play Freeze with anyone aged 12 and up.

What to prepare for the group game Freeze?

You don’t have to prepare anything ahead to play the group game Freeze. Ideally, however, Freeze should be played where there are no obstructions in a room. This will avoid getting any of your players hurt.

How to play Freeze as a group

There are multiple ways to play the icebreaker game Freeze, depending on your group size.

Step 1: Begin by choosing 2 volunteers to act out any scenario of their liking in the middle of the room. The rest of the players will remain as spectators and can yell out, “Freeze,” anytime they like.

Step 2: When “Freeze” is called out, the volunteers must stop their act and remain still as if they are frozen.

Step 3: A spectator will then move to the middle of the room and tap on either of the frozen volunteers. This spectator will then take over the spot of the earlier player.

Do note that the replacement player must begin the next scene following the original frozen position of the earlier player.

Once the players have swapped places, the “play” will then continue. To make the game more fun, you may include a rule noting that the scenarios must be different from the one before.

Freeze is a fun icebreaker game because you’ll never know what the other player will act out. You must improvise your lines following what your partner will say, guaranteeing tons of laughter to go around the room.

If you have a large group of 10 or more players, you may then add more volunteers to play out the scenarios in the middle of the room. For themed parties, you may even ask your volunteers to act out scenarios related to the theme.