These games will be scored using two 1-10 point scales measuring mechanics and creativity. The mechanics score will reflect how well the performers followed the rules of the game. The creativity score will reflect their… creativity.
2 Headed Expert
Two pairs of performers put on a scene. The first talk by trading off saying every other word. They act as one person who is an expert on a topic suggested by the audience. The other pair must speak in unison. They act as one person who is either interviewing or learning from the first pair.
Chain Murder Mystery
Three suggestions are taken for this game. They follow the acronym LOW: Location, Occupation, and Weapon. Typically, the suggestions taken are unusual for a real crime. Three players start the game out of the room. One person stays to hear all of the suggestions. This performer then conveys to the next person, via mime and gibberish, all three clues. Once the new player thinks he has it, he kills off the first player using the weapon, and gameplay continues until the fourth player kills player three. Afterward, they all stand up and the final player tells us what he believed the suggestions were.
This is a singing game in which actors line up and each sing a stanza of a country western hoedown song. The rhyme pattern for the stanza is AABB. At the end of the song all 4 players sing the final punchline together. Here’s an awful track
if you need background music!
Interrogation (Good Cop Bad Cop)
One actor is the criminal and is sent outside while suggestions are taken from the audience. The remaining actors are detectives. There has been a murder and the the suspect will be interrogated, but they do not know who they murdered, with what, or where. Get suggestions from the audience of a famous person, an object, and a location. The job of the detectives is to lead the criminal to guess the details of the crime through verbal clues. The detectives should act as if they are speaking with a suspect, using leading questions and verbal clues to help the criminal guess what he or she has done.
Irish Pub Song
Four players sing a song about a subject, suggested by the audience, on an Irish-sounding tune, one line at a time. Four lines makes a verse. After the first verse, Player 2 starts the second verse. This pattern continues through four verses so that every player has started a verse. Each player sings half a line at a time, and the rhyme pattern is ABCB. Here’s a track
to use for background music if needed:
Late to Work
There is one guesser, two clue givers, and the boss. The guesser has to guess three things: how he was trying to get to work, what stopped him, and how he overcame that obstacle. The clue givers may only do charades, and must help the guesser without getting caught by the boss. The clue givers are also employees in the scene and they must justify their actions if the boss turns to check on them.