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The Question Game

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You can play this game with any number of people, though the larger the crowd, the better. The best part is, you need no props to play this game.

Divide everyone up into groups/teams of 5. Assign each person on the team a number, 1-5. They are a team, and will compete together against other teams. Have each team of 5 choose another team of 5 to spar against. When the two teams have chosen one another, line the one’s up in front of each other, the two’s up in front of each other, and so on till the five’s.

The object of the game is for the teams to keep asking questions. For example, player 1 from Team A asks player 1 from Team B, “How are you today?” Player 1 from Team B must respond to player 1 from Team A by using a question. For instance, she might say, “How would I know?”

If it’s a legitimate question, the exchanges move to the player twos. If it’s not a legitimate question, the person who made a statement must leave the game. Also, if it takes a person longer than 10 seconds to formulate and ask a question, he/she is out.

Here’s an example of play:

Person 1, Team A: How are you?
Person 1, Team B: Well, how do I look?
Person 2, Team A: How am I supposed to know?
Person 2, Team B: You tell me. (OUT)
Person 3, Team A: Did she just get out?
Person 3, Team B: Did she?
Person 4, Team A: Uhh…. till ten seconds expire (OUT)
Person 4, Team B: Is it hot in here?
Person 5, Team A: I don’t know. (OUT)
Person 5, Team B: What’s your middle name?

Back to Person 1 from Team A.

The team that outlasts the other is the winner. If you have time, you can have the winning teams play each other in a championship round(s).

Idea by Charity L.

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