Each person chooses to be a famous character, actor, cartoon character, or otherwise famous person. Once a player knows who they want to be they must tell the leader. They only tell one leader, who will make a list of who everyone is. Then, the leader reads out the list of the “fake names” only. Make sure to say the characters slowly – twice w/a bigger group. Warn everyone to pay attention as part of the challenge is that the leader doesn’t read the list again (especially if they’re playing).
Choose someone to start by saying to anyone, “I think you are…”. If the guesser is right, that person joins their team. If they are wrong, that person becomes the guesser and guesses someone else.
Gradually teams form (teams are allowed to share with each other who they are). The winner is either the team with the most people in their team, or if anyone remains unguessed, they win.
Variation: Form teams of 3-4 at the beginning and say they cannot tell each other their “identities”.
Added by Joelle Throp
Also, see Guess My Name (Click Here).
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