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Get to know you questions

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A really easy, adaptable game for all sorts of circumstances. Mostly it’s fun to ask get to know you questions (especially quirky or unusual ones) to family and friends.

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Sing a song

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A couple of variations of song guessing games, where players take turns thinking of songs or words in songs and getting other players to guess, either by saying the song or singing it one note at a time. Very flexible activities that can be a lot of fun.

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How many miles?

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A guessing game for long road trips. Anyone can play, and it’s a good way to keep track of how far away your destination is. It’s also a game that you can play in the background of the whole trip; it doesn’t take up too much time or concentration so you can have other things going on, too.

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Draw your dream house

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This is more of an activity than a game. You just draw your dream house, usually as fun and complex as you can imagine. We’re talking home theaters, indoor swimming pools, pet manatees…just draw the dream home you always wanted! A great activity for kids and for encouraging imagination.

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First word

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This is a simple talking game you can plan to learn more about your family or friends. Great for killing time and fun to play even with people you know really well.

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Fortunately, unfortunately

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A simple talking game. Players take turns telling a story, one sentence at a time, but each sentence alternates starting with “fortunately” or “unfortunately.” Silly, fun, a great time killer.

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Going on a picnic

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A talking, guessing game, good for younger kids and older kids, too. It’s a good game for thinking and creativity, too, and for killing time on long road trips.

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Name that movie

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“Let me esplain…no, there is too much. Let me sum up.” ;-) Name that movie is a talking guessing game where players quote movies and other players guess which movie they’re quoting.

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Alphabet chant

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There’s not really a winner or a loser, but players take turns coming up with phrases for each letter of the alphabet, like “My name is Bridget, my husband’s name is Brandon, we live in Bermuda, and we sell bouncey balls.” Good for car trips.

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Twenty questions

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A simple, classic guessing game. Guess another player’s noun in twenty questions or less.

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