Counting Game

Synonyms

Numbers game, sentence game.

Introduction

Each of the players in this game will be assigned a number between 1 and 10. Each sentence that the player speaks must contain that given number of words.

Description

The players must keep track of every word that they speak. If a player is assigned the number 3 she must have 3 words in every sentence. “No I won’t”, “No, no, no” would be the limits of all her sentences. Players that must speak in 10 word sentences become rather talkative characters. This is a good listening game. If the other players just wait for a player that is a word or two short, there is tremendous payoff.

Gimmicks

The one word player is asked to explain herself, or give directions. The 10 word player is asked to be concise, or just answer yes/no.

Variations

All players have the same sentence length and that changes throughout the scene. Players must decrease, or increase, the sentence count throughout the scene.

Credits

None