Mysteries are sure to be uncovered as your group plays “Who Am I.” In this game, each player will list three facts about themselves and anonymously submit them. Then, each list of facts is read one at a time and the group attempts to guess which person the facts belong to. “Who Am I” is a simple game that requires minimal preparation and equipment, but is sure to invoke tons of conversation, laughs, and a few wild accusations!
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Group Game Instructions (Read Aloud To Group)
We’re going to play a game called “Who Am I!” In this game, each person will write three facts about themselves on a piece of paper. Try to come up with facts that aren’t obvious or known by everyone else. Everyone will then hand their paper to the leader, who will take turns reading each one aloud, assigning a number to each. On another sheet of paper, each person will write down their guess as to who each set of facts belong to. After all sets of facts have been read, we’ll discuss and vote on who we believe each set of facts belongs to and that person will reveal themselves to the group!
- Ask everyone to sit together and distribute writing utensils and paper. Participants can sit or stand in a circle or sit in rows.
- Each participant will write down on the paper three facts about themselves.
- Participants can add their names if the leader doesn’t care to participate in guessing.
- Facts should not be obvious or make it easy to guess.
- After recording three facts, the players should hand their papers to the leader.
- The leader should quickly mix the papers and begin reading, without announcing names.
- At this point, players can either record their guesses on another sheet of paper or attempt guesses openly.
- In order to keep the game going until all facts are read, do not reveal each participant until all are read, if possible.
- Read each of the lists of facts to the group. If students are writing down their answers, assign each list of facts a number (1,2,3, etc) so the students can keep track of their guesses.
- You may want to write down the number of each set of facts as you read them to keep them in order.
- After all lists of facts are read, return to the first set of facts and discuss with the group asking them who they believe it is. Re-read the facts if needed.
- After each set of facts is read, the group can openly guess, vote, or follow any other method to attempt to identify who the facts belong to.
- The owner of the facts should reveal themselves one by one, following the review of their facts list.
- Alternatively, facts can be reviewed, discussed, and the owner revealed altogether without recording answers by the group.
- The game ends when all owners of the facts have been revealed.
- This game can be played as many rounds as preferred or as time permits.
Social Distancing Modifications
This game naturally requires no contact between participants. However, if you’d like to take it a step further and avoid handling paper from everyone, you can have participants lay their papers out on a table one by one, rather than handling them in. Then the leader can simply stand back and read the papers off the table.