The Cell Phone Game Increases Sales

The only good party game to play at your home show is one that serves a purpose for everyone involved.

I found on Art Jonak’s Facebook wall and modified it for party plan shows. It works like a charm.

He presented it as a game to play in a restaurant with friends.  Don’t you hate it when you are out to dinner and everyone is on the phone, Facebook or texting….

Played in a restaurant or as a direct sales party game at your home show this game will improve the quality of your time. With some small changes this game is perfect for the home party show!

The Cell Phone Game Keeps ‘Em Watching

The value at The Cell Phone Game is that everyone will be more attentive, sales will increase and guests will have fun, laugh and hopefully both the hostess and the consultant will have increased benefits.
The Cell Phone Game
The purpose of the game is to get everyone off their phones, away from Twitter, Facebook, texting, etc. and to encourage conversation. In other words, help cure the anti-social behavior that technology creates.

Everyone puts their phones in the middle of the room on a table.

Whoever cracks first by touching their phone has a penalty.

You can create your own system of violations and rewards that match your business.

“Don’t Be Anti-Social” Cell Phone Game

The rules for the “Don’t Be Anti-Social” cell phone show game are:

  • The game starts after everyone sits down and as soon as the show starts.
  • Everybody places their phone in the middle of the room on a table.
  • The first person to touch their phone loses the game and others get violation points.
  • Loser of the game has some sort of penalty and subsequent violators accumulate the penalty points. (In a restaurant the loser pays the bill for everyone’s meal).
  • At the end of the show anyone who as not touched their phone is declared a winner.

Play Games With Cell Phones In Restaurants

I play the cell phone game when I am out to dinner with my teenage nieces and nephews!

I put a dollar (or $5 if they are older) under the stack of phones based on the number of kids. Everyone who left the phone alone for the whole dinner got a cut… it worked!!

With adults in a restaurant, it could really be a blast. Try it at your show, I bet conversation will rock and everyone will have fun.

Are You Game? Are you willing to turn the tide of anti-social behavior? What do you think?!?

Share In The Comments Below Please

  • How would you customize this game for your home party business?
  • What kinds of rewards or penalties could you use?

Share below in the comments on how you plan to use this at your next show!


    Shared by: Kim:

    So many great ideas in the comments. I think I will add a raffle ticket to the winners. I will have to do some more thinking on variations! My list of things to do keep getting bigger! I love it!

    Shared by: Maria Savich:

    Lucky me I haven’t had an issue with cell phones at my parties. But if it comes up I have something to fall back on. Thanks Deb

    Shared by: Lauren Kelly:

    I like the no phone idea when we have a get together. It’s really pretty rude when people are messing with their phones. Kind of sad we have to make a game to keep people from messing with their phones.

    Shared by: Linda Rennie:

    Love love love this article. Improper use of cell phones irritates me no end! The ideas are workable and can be changed accordingly. Also, the comments are super…so many ideas!

    Shared by: Linda feagin:

    Love this idea but wonder if some would be willing to Play along?

      Shared by: Deb Bixler:

      Some will play and some won’t, Linda.
      Depends on your presentation of the game, the prize and the fun factor.

      Open the game with a text me challenge then launch the game. “If you prefer me to contact you via text with specials and occasional tips, promise not more than once per month, send me a text and start our show off with an extra ticket for the drawing!”

      Or something like that!

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