Blast From The Past

Today, we have a great game for you! Blast From The Past is a great game to play any time, but especially at a retreat. It will take some work, but it’s well worth it. This is also a good way to get people to know each other a little better in a very casual and fun way.

PREP TIME– 60-90 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDEDPoster Board, Pictures of Individuals as Babies or Kids, Sheets with Numbers

GAME TIME– 10-15 Minutes



Before you play, you’ll need to collect pictures from everyone- these will need to be from their childhood (it’s better to have baby pics for a younger crowd). Once you collect them all, attach them to a poster board or a wall with a “zot”, push-pin or whatever else you may have. You will also need to place a number over each picture so that participants know where to write their guesses.

After everything is set up, hand out a sheet of paper with the corresponding numbers on it. Make sure you have enough slots for all the pictures (you may want to have some extra slots in case you have more last minute pictures).

You will then give everyone 10-15 minutes (assuming it takes that long) to go around the room and make their guesses.

Once the time is up, share the answers with everyone and I bet you’ll have a good laugh as well!


1. If you don’t think you can get everyone’s pictures, feel free to play the game with your leaders pictures.

2. You can also play using celebrity pictures. Place baby pics and current pics out for them to match up.

3. Make sure to play some light music in the background while people are making their guesses.

4. Award a prize for the person who guesses the most right.

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