How to Play the Zip Zap Zop (Fun group games)

Preparing for group games on a whim could be difficult especially if you don’t have props in hand. Thankfully, there are quick and fun group games to play like Zip Zap Zop (or Pin Pan Pon) that help lighten the mood in a room and make everyone giggle. It is one of the silliest and hilarious drinking games. Read on to find out how.

Features of the Zip Zap Zop Game

 ★  Game Name Zip Zap Zop or Pin Pan Pon
 ★  Group size small and medium
 ★  Age any (adults preferably)
 ★  Type stationary
 ★  Skill memory
 ★  Place indoor and outdoor
★  Time up to 10 – 15 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials drinks (bottles or cans)

The Aim of the Game

Your goal in Zip Zap Zop is to pass an imaginary baton to your opponents. This is done by saying Zip, Zap, or Zop while pointing at them. You’ll win if you’re the last one standing in the circle but lose if you can’t keep up to the sequence.

Group Size and Age

Zip Zap Zop is a fun game to play with a group size of 3 to 12 people. Larger groups may be separated into teams, and it doesn’t have to be in groups of even numbers. The game mechanics are simple, making it ideal for anyone aged 6 and above to play.

Preparation and Materials

The best thing about Zip Zap Zop is that you don’t have to prepare anything beforehand. This makes Zip Zap Zop a convenient party game in case you weren’t prepared for games, as you’ll only have to explain the rules to the players and start playing.

How to play Zip Zap Zop

To play Zip Zap Zop, you’ll have to gather all the players in a circle. You can play Zip Zap Zop while standing or seated, and you don’t need a lot of space to do this. Here’s a guide on how to play Zip Zap Zop once everyone is ready to begin:

Step 1: Pick a player to start. They must first clap their hands and say, “Zip” before pointing at another player in the circle. This can be anyone around the group, and it doesn’t have to be in any fixed direction of the circle.

Step 2: The player that was pointed to must then clap their hands and say, “Zap” immediately before pointing to another player. They can point it back to the first player if they wish or pick someone else from the circle.

Step 3: The third player (Or first if they were pointed to again) will have to clap their hands and say, “Zop” and point to yet another player.

Step 4: The sequence goes back to “Zip” after the third player, and every player must follow the game in the sequence of Zip Zap Zop. If they hesitate or mention the wrong sequence, they will lose. The last player remaining in the circle wins.

If it is played as a drinking game, the players have to drink every time they are too slow to react.

Alternative ways to play Zip Zap Zop

To turn Zip Zap Zop into a great icebreaker game, you can opt to change the words into the players’ names instead. As such, players will have to replace Zip Zap Zop with the names of everyone else in the room. You may have to prepare sticker name tags for everyone if you’re playing with a group of new friends or have everyone introduce themselves before starting the game.