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: Kathy Nicholls:

    I don’t usually have this problem at parties, but boy do we have it at family gatherings! Great tip!

    Shared by: Mandy Voyce:

    I could easily do a free sample of our laundry detergent or odor eliminator as a gift for the winners! I will try this with a younger group for sure.

    Shared by: Jennifer Trapp:

    I will give away samples of my company’s best selling products to the winners!!!! Or offer a 10% discount on a $25 or more purchase for the winners!!

    Shared by: Jo:

    I haven’t really had a problem with people using phones at parties – yet! But I’ll keep this in mind if I do!

    Shared by: Rebekah Gienapp:

    I like offering tickets for those who keep their phones on the table. Makes it inexpensive for the consultant!

    Shared by: Karen Rowe:

    Sounds like fun.

    Shared by: Melissa Koterba:

    I have one question what if no one touches their cell phone during a Home Show & let’s say there is 10 to 15 people there. Then what?

      Shared by: Deb Bixler:

      That is a good question, Melissa! Basically you can create the phone game anyway you want and like what Rachel said about the first person to pick it up puts your phone number in their phone.

      If you have a huge finish with lots of phones still on the table you should have a great show because everyone stayed focused on the event! You could do a raffle for a big prize and/or give everyone a small prize like a $1.00 or less item that you buy at consultant cost. (cook book, chap stick, trinket, key chain, etc.)

      Try different things until you get the system the way you want it.

    Shared by: Rachel:

    I love the raffle ticket idea. I’m playing with the idea of making it so that the person has to either program me into their phone or let me add them to my text list…”I see you like using your phone, since you were the first to pick it up. Now that you’ve picked it up, let’s add your number to my exclusive list of people who receive a promotional text from me each month!”

    Shared by: Lenora:

    Cell phone game- I love the idea of this game. I will use it towards a raffle ticket at the end of the party for a gift. I give away raffle tickets through out my presentation and this will be added if they don’t touch their phone during the entire show presentation.

    This should be fun!! Thank you
    I also need to incorporate this when I’m out with my daughters.

      Shared by: Deb Bixler:

      I use it all the time too! Maybe next time I am with the kids I will try it on them too!

    Shared by: Sandy Kreps:

    I have heard of this game before, but I have not played it. It is very nice to go out to dinner without having anyone touch a phone for the duration of the meal!

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