Ok you’ve got the Game. So let me set the scene!
You’re on holiday, you’re having a great time, and you’re back for the evening and in a good mood. There are about five or six of you, and some one suggests playing this new game Sense of Identity. They open the box and explain the rules, and you settle down to play.
The concept is that for each round all the players, except one, adopt the same particular trait. The one remaining player – you! has to question the other players in turn to find out what it is. Sounds simple? Oh no. It’s Challenging, Frustrating and Hilarious!
Let’s say they have picked a card that says ‘you can only answer in four words’ You know that they all share the same trait. They are still themselves, apart from this one thing.
So you start off with the obvious question to the first player ‘What’s your name?’ Back they come with ‘My name is Bob’ (a four word answer) and indeed that is his name. So you then ask the next player, ‘Where do you live?’ ‘I live in Blackpool’ - and she does!
I promise you it will become harder and harder, as you go round, for them to give you just a four word answer. And you will be starting to sense something, but not sure what. a pattern? a pause before answering? (while a player formulates just a four word answer).
This will continue, with you getting closer to the answer and yet getting a bit frustrated as well. The other players having to use all their wits to keep answering in just four words but not giving the game away. The laughter will be coming thick and fast now. You will be getting a little bit paranoid while the other players will be getting a little conspiratorial together and enjoying your agony
If you eventually guess the trait in the time allowed you get the card, if you don’t, you don’t! But not to worry. It’s the next players turn, but this time with a different trait. And the fun begins again,
Have fun! Jack