Zip (game)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Zip, sometimes known as "Zip Zap Boing" or "Zip Zap Zop"[1] is a game often used as a theatre preparation exercise[2] and sometimes as an elimination game.

The rules of this game have many variations. The most basic form of the game involves a circle of people sending a "clap" or "impulse" or "ball of energy" to each other in turn, saying the word "zip" each time. Other moves such as "zap" send the clap in different directions.

The game structure is folkloric and has differing rules and names in different places. When used as an elimination game, often the last three remaining are usually considered the winners of the game.

Detailed rules cannot be supplied here as almost every practitioner of the game uses a different set of rules.[citation needed]

Though an example of a set of rules would include actions like "Zoom", "Catch and Roll" and "Reflector".