Recently I had the opportunity of being in charge of selecting a “getting to know you” game. Of course I consulted my daughters to see if they had any ideas. Renee came up with a good suggestion. I liked her idea, modified it, and named it. This is the end result:
- What is your favorite place on earth?
- What is your dream job?
- Tell about someone who changed your life for the better.
- What is your idea of a satisfying day?
- What is something that you’re good at?
- What’s your favorite line from any movie?
- What is set as the background on your computer?
- What is your best scar? Tell the story of how you got it.
- Is there a story behind your name? What is it?
- Tell about a time when you went outside of your comfort zone.
- What was your favorite childhood toy?
- What famous line did your parent(s) use over and over?
- Tell about a valuable piece of advice that someone has given you.
- What are your three favorite spices
How to play:
Print up and pass out the questions. Without delay, tell the group that they will each be given the opportunity to answer any question. A question can be answered more than once, because no question will have the same answer. No one will be called on to answer a question. Whoever is playing can volunteer to answer a question when there is a lull in the action. To help this game be successful, don’t delay in starting after the questions are passed out. When I’ve played this game, I’ll start as soon as the instructions are given. I’ll usually answer #9....because I have an interesting story behind how my parents chose my name.
I have played this game twice. Once at an adult gathering and once with teenagers. It was equally successful with both age groups.
I’ll have to say, the funniest answers were given to question #8. The question that no one answered each time I played it was #14.