Using Improv games to practice innovative thinking.
Number of Players: 2-4
How To Play: The players engage in a conversation on a random topic chosen by the players or the audience. The idea of the game is that the person who starts the conversation begins his part of the conversation with a word that begins with the letter A. When it’s the other person’s turn, she begins her part of the conversation with a word that begins with the letter B. This isn’t a word association game nor is it one word at a time. Only the first letter of the first word in your part of the conversation starts with the needed letter. The goal is to see if the players can have a conversation and get to the end of the alphabet.
For example, if the topic is “weather” Player 1 might start by saying ‘All weather forecasts are really crapshoots. They are wrong as often as they are right.” Player 2 says, ‘Bad weather forecasting cost me a weekend in the country because they predicted snow so I didn’t go and it didn’t snow!!’ Player 1 (or 3 ) says, “Could you sue for misrepresentation?’’ And so on until the alphabet is completed.
VARIATIONS: 1. Start with letter “Z” and work backwards. 2. Start with a random letter (ie: M) and continue in order (N,O,P…..etc)