Ever played “What if…”?
Ever got stuck with a group of people you just met. This game help you cut through the awkwardness and has a good time : ) You can play it with stranger or friends. Either way… it gets creative and fun.
“What If?” create laughs, inside jokes, and hilarious memories all thanks to a pen and paper (per person.) This is a superb game to break the ice and see the zany side of maybe the most serious person.
Where to Play
ANYWHERE where there’s a supply of paper and pens
How to Play
It’s simple, actually. Here are your steps:
- Get a bunch of people and sit them in a circle.
- Give them slips of paper and something to write with/on. (aka a pen, pencil, and hey! what the heck- maybe a crayon…though, I don’t reccomend that.)
- Once everyone is asking “what the heck is going on?” as a group pick one person in your group to be what you could call the “victim.”
- Have everyone write a “what if question” about the person.Examples:
- What if Joel was Catholic?
- What if Jenny was a brunette?
- What if Katie was president?
- What if Matt was good at math?
- What if Andrew wasn’t a ladies man? (ho ho ho)
- Now that you have your what if questions written down, everyone puts the slip of paper in the middle.
- Mix up the pile of paper slips
- Have everyone grab one. DO NOT GRAB YOUR OWN
- Now, answer the questions starting with the word “then.” BE CREATIVE/FUNNY!Examples:
- What if Andrew wasn’t a ladies man? Then he’d have to date his textbooks.
- What if Joel was Catholic? Then he would find the church tomorrow.
- What if Bob was mayor of Utah? Then Ashley Tisdale would shake his hand.
- Okay. Now that the questions are answered, have every one put the slips back.
- Shufflem up!
- Have everyone take one again. DON”T GRAB YOUR OWN!
- Start with the person/victim chosen in step 3. Have them read ONLY their QUESTION aloud.
- Have the person to their right read their answer aloud. (This is NOT the victim’s answer)
- Then have that person read their question aloud.
- Continue this pattern of people reading their answer and then their question until the victim is the last to read and reads their answer as the answer to the question of the person to their left.
- After everyone has read save/toss the slips. You can say which questions you answered or which you asked.
- Repeat another round! It’s a lot of fun so play again. There’s no competition! Just LAUGHS!
If played right you all of you may be shocked that the juxtoposition of answers to questions makes legit SENSE. This is really funny too.
(If you are too cool for random humor then go read your Einstein Standup Comedy books and don’t read this post anymore. )
Here’s an example of what will happen in a typical game (…notice the order):
- What if Andrew wasn’t a ladies man? Then Ahsley Tisdale would shake his hand.
- What if Joel was Catholic? Then He’d have to date his textbooks.
- What if Bob was mayor of Utah? Then he’d find the church tomorrow.
Wacky, huh? Now that you get it, give it a try TONGIHT!
About the Author
Coming to BYU (when I get accepted) in 2010!