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Families

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How To Play Families

This is a game that requires little preparation and is fun among small groups.

Have the players sit in a large circle so they can easily separate their "families" (more on that soon). Next, get players to write down a favourite of theirs, i.e. Favourite band, food, sport. When they are done, mix the pieces up and read each of them out loud only twice. Then, choose someone to be a "picker." The picker will choose a person and ask them if their favourite ______ was ______. If they get the answer right, the person they guessed will join the picker's family and the picker can keep guessing. If not, the picker will join the family of the person they guessed and the person who was wrongly guessed will become the picker. If the leader of a family guesses something wrong, the picker's entire family will join the wrongly guessed person's family. This process will continue until one big family is made from everyone. The leader of that family wins!

Remember, players cannot ask to hear the favorites again and they may not take notes on their own paper. They must use their memory and their memory only. They may, however, discuss it with their "family members."

Materials Needed

Pieces of paper, pen

Themes

You get to know people by seperating fact from fiction.

Submitted by Freak the Geek on 27 Apr 2015 12:00:00

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I tried to play this last night with a group of about 30 and it did not go so well. We did favorite ice cream flavor, but there were too many different answers. Perhaps it would work if you did something that would be limited, like favorite Snow White dwarf or Santa's reindeer. Also, you wouldn't have to pass around papers for those.

One of the girls playing did tell me afterward that she had played it in her small group and it worked out well. They had a group of about 12 and they did famous actors/actresses.

Posted by Veronica Palmer on 13 Jan 2017 at 11:49:28

How do you seperate them into families and what do they mean by a leader, is that someone chosen ahead of time to be the leader in the family?

Posted by Emily on 24 Mar 2017 at 2:55:15

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