My family loves games. Board games, card games, yard games, escape rooms… If you have a new game, we’re probably game to try it! One of my favorites growing up was a game that I called “One Word at a Time.” No game pieces are needed which makes it perfect to play on a whim. (It also means there are no pieces to misplace!) If you or your family are looking for an activity, give this one a try! It goes like this…
One Word at a Time:
Each player takes a turn at coming up with a prompt, such as, “What would you do if you saw a real dinosaur playing at the park?” or “You found a hidden treasure chest full of gold coins! What will you do with it?” All players answer the prompt with a collective response, each giving only one word at a time. For example, I might begin with the word “I.” The player to my right might respond “would.” The following string of responses might look something like: “do” “jumping” “jacks” “and” “follow” “the” “suspicious” “trail” “of” etc. Try adding words the other players won’t expect! Each player responds with one word at a time until the question has been answered…OR add a conjunction word to keep the story going.
Need more prompt ideas to get started? Try some of these:
- “A talking gerbil just passed by and told me the strangest story. He said…”
- “You were just asked to invent the next best-selling game. What is it and how do you play it?”
- “If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gumdrops I would…”
- “What would you do if you caught Goldilocks sitting in YOUR chair?”