A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

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As a gaming enthusiast, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate my passion for video games into social events. One fun and engaging way to do this is by using gaming-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to various aspects of gaming, such as genres, platforms, characters, and storylines, you can spark meaningful conversations and create a sense of community among your guests. In this post, I’ll share some tips on how to incorporate gaming-themed “This or That” questions into your next event, along with ideas for different themes and categories to explore.

How to incorporate Gaming themed This or That questions

To incorporate gaming-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to various aspects of gaming. You can draw inspiration from popular games, genres, platforms, and trends in the industry. Make sure to include a mix of easy, medium, and hard questions to cater to different levels of gaming expertise among your guests.
  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).
  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about gaming to keep the conversation flowing.
  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.
  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a gaming tournament based on popular games or genres, create a trivia game based on gaming history and culture, or set up a photo booth with props inspired by iconic characters and settings from various games.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your gaming-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the industry. Here are some ideas:

  • Genres: Ask questions related to popular game genres such as action, adventure, RPG, puzzle, sports, racing, and simulation (e.g., “Console or PC gaming?” or “What is your favorite open-world game of all time?”).
  • Platforms: Ask questions about different gaming platforms such as console, PC, mobile, handheld, VR, and browser games (e.g., “Do you prefer playing on a PC or a console?” or “What is the best mobile game you have played recently?”).
  • Characters: Ask questions related to iconic characters from popular games, such as Mario, Link, Master Chief, Lara Croft, and Sonic (e.g., “Who is your favorite video game character of all time?” or “What is the best sidekick in gaming history?”).
  • Storylines: Ask questions about memorable storylines, plot twists, and resolutions from popular games (e.g., “What is your favorite game narrative of all time?” or “Which game had the most unexpected twist?”).
  • Humor: Ask questions that tap into the humor and memes in gaming culture (e.g., “What is your favorite video game joke or meme?” or “Which game character would make the best comedian?”).
  • Cultural references: Ask questions that reference pop culture, history, and current events that are featured in games (e.g., “What is your favorite movie-based game of all time?” or “Which historical event do you remember from playing a game?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your gaming-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of community and shared interest. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Gaming themed This or That questions

  1. Call of Duty or Battlefield?
  2. Nintendo or PlayStation?
  3. Xbox or PC gaming?
  4. Single player or multiplayer?
  5. Fortnite or PUBG?
  6. Console or mobile gaming?
  7. Minecraft or Terraria?
  8. Action or adventure games?
  9. First-person or third-person games?
  10. FIFA or PES?
  11. Loot boxes or microtransactions?
  12. Controller or keyboard/mouse?
  13. VR or traditional gaming?
  14. Open world or linear games?
  15. RPG or FPS?
  16. Assassin’s Creed or Tomb Raider?
  17. Sonic or Mario?
  18. Strategy or simulation games?
  19. Platformers or sidescrollers?
  20. Digital or physical game copies?
  21. Free-to-play or paid games?
  22. Battle royale or team-based shooters?
  23. Realistic graphics or cartoon/simplistic graphics?
  24. Hack and slash or fighting games?
  25. Sports games or racing games?
  26. Cyberpunk 2077 or GTA V?
  27. Sci-fi or fantasy games?
  28. Classics or modern games?
  29. Indie or AAA games?
  30. Epic Games Store or Steam?
  31. PlayStation Plus or Xbox Game Pass?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.