Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Risky Parlour Game

Inspired by Z’s recent post as others see us, I’ve dreamt this up.  Probably best played after lunch on Boxing Day, but before the singing and the dancing start.

Here are the rules, as I envisage them:
Everyone gets issued with a piece of paper containing a list of adjectives (see below for a starter kit, drawn partly but not entirely from the original, but the quizmaster can tune it if s/he wants to), from which each player selects the four that they think best describe themselves.  Tick those four words.

The entries are put into a hat (or something) and then drawn at random.  (If you get your own, you throw it back in.)

Each player then has to identify the person they think has described themselves, on the entry they have drawn, write the name of that person on the back of the slip, and their own name (this is crucial), and put it back in the hat.

The game could go in several directions from here.  The simplest is for the quizmaster just to read out the results, using a formula such as “George says that Elegant, Naïve, Challenging and Sweet describes Marcus.”  This could then be open to challenge and debate.  Alternatively, you could read out the judgements, and of whom they were made, and ask the subject to identify who saw them that way.  Or … Heck, make up your own.
LAZY
HAPPY
ELEGANT
UNDERSTANDING
NAÏVE
PASSIONATE
SENSIBLE
ELOQUENT
CHALLENGING
THOUGHTFUL
COURAGEOUS
WITTY
IMPATIENT
OUTSPOKEN
SENTIMENTAL
STUBBORN
CHARMING
PATIENT
LOVELY
SWEET
INSECURE

8 comments :

  1. But they all describe me, how do I choose?

    (there is no conflict in being both patient and impatient).

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  2. ... and double ha-HA!! I'm adding 'profoundly philosophical' to the hit list. (Not really - don't think that bunch'll vote for it.) But this has opened up some avenues of thought that I hadn't explored for years. Thanks.

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  3. this could be interesting if you are completely surrounded by like minded souls

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  4. I think you should include a first aid kit just to be safe

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  5. ..and that's when the fight started.

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  6. You created this game? In Japan we have not famillier with Boxing day, though you seem enjoy a lot on your winter hillidays.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  8. Oh, and Haricot, thanks for the visit. I can't claim real credit for this idea, just refined it a bit. I like your blog very much.

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