Age: 7 to adult
Players: Whole Group
Time: 10 – 15 minutes
Skills: Creativity, Speaking and Listening
New concepts can be invented by putting two random words together.
Sitting in a circle, the first player says a random word. The next player says an unrelated word. The following player has to give a definition as though the two words were the name of an object. For example, let’s imagine that Billy says “water-skis” and Linda says “spaghetti”. Malcolm might say, “Water-ski spaghetti is a new kind of pasta that you eat underwater” – or “Water-ski spaghetti is when you get the lines from the boat tangled up and you fall off your skis” – or anything else he thinks of. Continue around the circle with another two words and a definition – and so on all the way round.
- To keep players on their toes, pick people randomly from anywhere in the circle to give the two words and then the definition.
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