Party Planning / Picnic Basket
Two similar games that illustrate the difference between blocking and Yes-Anding.
Two improvisers take it in turns to offer ideas for a party, as part of a party planning conversation.
In the first round each idea is said no to and rejected. We then have a chat about how it felt and what body language was observed.
In the the second round each idea is accepted and built upon, using words like “Yes And”. We then have a chat about how it felt and what body language was observed.
The picnic basket game is the same except the context is the improvisers are offering things to take to a picnic.