Blind Date Character Quirks
Like the show Blind Date, there is a host, someone looking to meet the love of their life and three contestants. The host asks the dater to leave the room and ask the audience for suggestions of quirks for the contestants i.e they part animal, can only speak in questions, a famous person. The dater then comes back to the stage and asks their potential love matches questions and guesses what their quirks are.
This game is great for beginner improvisers when playing characters for the first time, as they will tend to get caught up in the game and make bold character choices they wouldn’t usually make.
It’s also helpful for the player playing the dater practice/develop their listening skills and about being happy with making mistakes.
And the player playing the host learns how to support the players on stage and make them look good.
Additional Tips for Playing
- Ask the same questions to each contestant.
- 2-3 rounds of questions is ideal. But the dater can ask more if they need to.
- The dater can guess lots and keep guessing. Don’t wait until you’ve got the right answer, have fun with getting it wrong.
- Have the host can interact with the contestants to help the dater guess.
“Hello everyone, welcome to Blind Date Character Quirks! One of our improvisers is looking for love. When they return to the stage and they will be meeting these three lucky contestants and will need to guess what their unusual characteristics are, which will be chosen by you the audience.”
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Hoopla courses we play this game in
This exercise is in the following categories:
Supporting players on stage
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