In this game players can only speak in questions. The players get into two lines, and step forward for scenes in pairs. If they stumble or make a statement another player comes in and takes over.
Player A: Have you got your boarding pass?
Player B: Why should I give it to you?
Player A: Don’t you want to get on this plane?
Player B: Where is it going?
Player A: Barbados!
Player A goes to the back of the line.
Player B: How many suitcases am I allowed?
Player C: Aren’t you the pilot?
Player B: Oh yeah…
Player B leaves
This game shows why you normally try and talk in statements; questions are difficult as it puts the pressure on the other person has to do it. It’s also a safe space for rapid failure.
Additional Tips for Playing
- Commit to a character. It’ll help you think like them and the types of questions they would ask.
- Don’t be too careful, it’s better to fail quickly and have fun with it!
- When you mess up, accept it happily!
“This game is called Questions Only. In this game our players can only speak in questions. If they make a statement or stumble they’ll have to go to the back of the line and another player will replace them. To get us started could I get suggestions of a location?”
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