How to Play the ‘Six Degrees Of Separation’ (…and the ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ Game)

Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on earth can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries.

Source: Wikipedia

kevin_bacon.jpg In effect, you can do your own “six degrees of separation” between any two people (…or places, or things for that matter).

The most famous, of course, is the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” — whereby virtually any other individual on earth can be linked with this popular actor, by way of 5 other people or relationships. When you stop & think of just how many movies Kevin Bacon has been in it’s quite amazing!

However, the funniest thing is the fact that someone has taken the time to caculate the percentages and “scores” for people who can be linked with Kevin Bacon (…and the fact that there are actually 1,048 OTHER people who are actually more popular and can be linked to more people than Kevin Bacon himself!) Who knew?

Click here for some interesting variations on the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game.

–> Try your hand at this game yourself by playing the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” online.

–> Want to see how you are linked to Kevin Bacon? Just enter your own name (or the name of someone you know) here in the “Associate Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game.



  • As an example of how this game has evolved… here’s one called “The Six Degrees of Brad Paisley” (…linking Country singer Brad Paisley with the town of Fayetteville, North Carolina)







Lynnette Walczak

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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