Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Beta, Rules

Just a quick note to say that I've gone bloody Beta, mostly for the permissions, and also that Jesse found a site with the rules for the name game:

Party Game Ideas

Name Game
Provide each guest with 5 small pieces of paper, and a pencil. Ask them to write down the names of 5 famous people, leaders, movie stars, authors, sports figures, politicians, artists, inventors, scientists, etc. Fold the papers, and put them into a hat. Seat guests in a large circle. Each round is limited to 30 seconds, so have a watch with a second hand available. The first player pulls out a name, and tries to get the person beside them to guess the name. After the name is guessed, the clue giver can continue pulling names out of the hat for the full 30 seconds. Here are the rules: They can talk, but can't point to items. They can't spell out the name, but can say the letter the name starts with. They can reference just about anything, but the person's name. As an example, if the name is "Sammy Sosa", the clue giver might say "The guy who had almost as many homeruns as Mark McGuire in the 1998 baseball season." "He plays for the Chicago Cubs", etc. Both the clue "giver" and the clue "guesser" get points for as many names as they guess in the 30-second time frame. Have each participant track his/her own points. The turn then passes to the guesser, who now becomes the clue giver, and his/her neighbor becomes the new guesser. This game is a blast to play, and really is not as difficult as these instructions would make it seem! Give it a try!

Name Game - Another Version:
You'll need a piece of paper and pen for everyone. Then instruct each person write out as many names as they can of famous people living or dead, cartoon characters, sports heroes, leaders of countries etc. Fold them and put them in a hat or bowl. Divide your group in half. Have one person from a group start by asking their group to guess who it is by giving as much information as they can, even the first letter, if they don't know they person try rhyming the name. They get one minute to see how many they can guess. Then its the other persons turn. Keep track of how many each group get correct after everyone is done the team with the most right answers wins.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Thanks for doing the research, Jesse.
I think our rules are just right.
I like the 60 second time frame, and I like the one-on-one clue giving.

I'm glad I can actually see the blog today. Yea!