This is simply the old TV game revisited. Central to this game is a list of questions and survey answers. You could make them up. But using David Morris' hard work is a better option. The game will work best for smaller groups (6 to 15ish)
1. Two teams
2. List of questions
3. White board or paper
4. Optional: A reader/judge of the questions
5. Optional: A scorer to write on the board
1. Allow the kids to choose their own teams - two are needed
2. Select a person from each team to determine who controls the question. The winner can choose to play (try to get as many questions as possible) or pass (let the other team try because the question is hard)
a. Hold something on your open hand
b. Read the question
c. The first person to grab the item gets to answer the question
i. If their answer is wrong (eg not in the list of answers) the other person gets to play or pass
ii. If their answer is right and is the top answer, they get to choose whether to play or pass
iii. If their answer is not the top then the other person gets to answer. If their answer is better they get to play or pass
3. The playing team then has to suggest answers one at a time until they get one (or more - you decide) wrong
4. If they get all five (or more or less - you decide) then they win the round and it starts again
5. When they get one wrong the play gets passed to the other team until they get one wrong or the remainder right.
6. The team with the most points wins the round.
1. Divide the white board in two.
2. When an answer is given, write it on the team's side of the white board
3. Write the point score next to it based on the chart of scores. The scores equal the number of people who chose that answer in the survey.
4. Tally the scores after each round and write the running tally at the bottom of the board
5. Clear the old answers ready for the new round
We used this game as an intro to a talk on favouritism (ie guessing the favourite answers). David has listed so many questions on his site that you could probably choose a set of questions focused on your topic. It can get a bit boring for the opposite team so modifying the rules to give the teams alternate goes would work. Or you could have more than two teams (just need questions with ample answers).
Submitted by Andrew Rogers on 18 Jul 2010Has this game been helpful?