I Spy

In the vein of 20 questions.

Player 1 picks an object that is visible to all players, and says “I spy [with my little eye] something” and then give the object’s color.

Pretty simple.

What’s a What What?

This is a game where you take turns creating definitions, creating clever similarities and working cooperatively.

Player 1 says a statement, like “I pet a cow today.”

Player 2 asks for a definition for one of the words, like “what’s a cow?”

Player 1 answers with a correct definition that is not so exact as to mean just that word, like “a cow is black and white.”

Player 2 then asks confirmation that the answer fits the definition of a different word, like “oh, you mean like an Oreo?”

Player 1 then asks what that new word means, like “what’s an Oreo?”

Player 2 defines the word in a new way, like “an Oreo is a layered food item”

Player 1 then asks the confirmation question, like “oh you mean like a sandwich”

And then it goes on and on until exhaustion (or joy).

I’m thinking of something

This is a pretty simple game in the vein of 20 Questions, first person who guesses a secret word correctly wins.

For two players:

Player 1 thinks of a noun.  Player 2 tries to guess what Player 1 is thinking of.  Each question has to be answered with either “yes” or “no” until the answer is guessed.

How to play courteously:

The noun should be something everyone playing knows exists. Unless you want to sabotage friendships, best to stay away from concepts. Yes: Statue of Liberty. No: The Theory of Relativity. If the driver is playing, don’t pick an object that is dangerous to look for.

For more than two players:

Player 2 guesses. If Player 2 gets an answer of “yes” then can continue guessing. Once Player 2 get an answer of “no”, it is Player 3’s turn. The winner of the game then becomes Player 1 for the next round.