Number of Players: 5 or more
Required materials: one note card and one pen per player
Preparation: Host or hostess should prepare three questions per round before hand.
Time required: Short to medium , each round requires about 1-2 minute per player.
The Name Drop Guess Who is a good, simple get-to-know-you game that is especially good for groups with new people, or for whenever you wish to help people get to know each other better to break the ice.
The host/hostess will prepare three get to know you questions. He/she will then pass out an index card and a pen to each person who is playing. The host or hostess will then ask three questions of the group. All players including the host/hostess will write their answers to each question on the card. The more interesting and specific the questions the better. The players are also encouraged to make their answers hard for the other players to guess who’s card it is. The cards are then collected and the group votes on who they think the card represents. Sample questions might include:
Which song do you love to dance to?
What is a cause that you are willing to fight for?
What was the last national park you visited?
If you did not need the money what would you do for work?
What is a book that you can read over and over again?
What was the last sporting event you went to?
What was your first paying job?
What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
Who was the best boss you ever worked for?
What was the first thing you learned to cook?
If you had an extra room in your house what would you use it for?
What restaurant do you love even though you know you shouldn't?
This is actually the first version of the Name Drop Guess Who game. The version outlined above is generally more flexible and lend its self to multiple rounds. The game is played in the same manner but the questions are predefined. The questions are:
Who is the most famous person that you have meet?
Who is a famous person, living or dead, that you would like to meet?
Who is a famous person that you would go out of you way not to meet?
If you like this game you may want to look at Know Thy Neighbor. The games share many similar elements.
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