This is not an active game but it is ideal for any down time such as bus rides, waiting in line, sitting by a camp fire etc. It is a brain teaser/riddle type of game.
1. Tell the group that you are taking a trip (to the moon, camping, whatever).
2. The person who is leading the game creates a reason (only known to them) as to why certain items can or cannot be brought on the trip. For example, my logic could be that only things that start with the letter C can be brought on the trip (again, don't tell the group that).
3. The person leading the game begins by saying, "I'm going to take a ____ (something that corresponds to their logic, such as a Cat.) "I'm going to take a Cat. John, what are you going to take?
3. As you go around the circle or group, each person gets a turn to ask if they can take ____. If John ask if he can take a Backpack, the answer would be no because it doesn't start with the letter C and therefore doesn't correspond to the logic (this is not told to the players until the game is over).
4. Each time someone asks if they can take an item, the leader says "yes you can take a ____ or no you can't take a _____but doesn't explain why.
5. Each time everyone has asked about one item, the leader shares a new item that he can take. This gives the players more opportunities to observe the reason or "why" behind the items.
6. The game can continue until either everyone figures it out, one person figures it out or everyone gives up, depending on how your group wants to play.
Any logic or "why" will work but here are two ideas.
A. People can only take items that begin with the first letter of their name. (Michael can take a map, Susan can take a sword, etc).
B. Someone can only take an item that begins with the letter of the last letter of the last item that was asked about. Meaning, wether someone's last item was denied or accepted, such as- If the leaders' (John) item was a book, the next item would have to begin with the letter k to be accepted. If Mark asked, "can I take a chicken?" the answer would be no. But if the next person (Luke) ask, "can I take a nail?" the answer would be yes because the last word was chicken, and it ends with an N. And the next item would need to start with an L to be accepted.
Submitted by Michael on 16 Oct 2018 12:00:00Has this game been helpful?