I am excited to be the first one to tell you about a new games app for the Android phone. It’s called “Youth Group Games” and was created by Jon VerLee, the creator of the site CampGames.org.

A while back I emailed Jon and told him that his site would make a great app. I didn’t know Jon but I liked the way his site was set-up. Out of the blue he emails me back the other day to tell me that he took my advice and created the Group Games app for Android. I asked him when he was going to make an app for the iPhone (which is what I have). He told me that he’ll be working on that in the future.

The App

Okay, here is the skinny on this brand new application for the Android phones.

It houses a large collection of group games ideal to be used as:

– Youth Group Games
– Camp Games
– Kids Games
– Teen Games
– Team Building Activities
– Party Games
– Ice Breaker Games
– And many more uses!

Users can filter games based on age and number of players. The application stays up-to-date by downloading new games from a central database.

The best part is that it’s FREE! as of this posting.

This is a must have app if you are in our industry. I don’t know of any other apps that would pertain to youth workers as much as this one. Here are some screen shots of the app.

Jon wanted me to mention his motivations for creating his games websites and app, and I am happy to do so. In fact I’ll let him do it in his own words.

“I have a heart for youth growing closer to Jesus and I believe that happens in community and what better way to begin creating community than… a fantastic game of dodgeball!” – Jon VerLee

Thanks, Jon. I’m looking forward to the iPhone version.