Categorized | Classroom

Who Am I?

Players: 2+

Materials: a deck of cards (you can use a business card or square piece of paper instead); an erasable marker; a white board eraser; a wet sponge or cloth

Time: 10+ minutes

 

Instructions:

1.  Take a card and write a famous person’s name on it. This must be a person everyone will know, including the person guessing. Your country’s current president is a good idea; your country’s third president might not be.

2.  Add a little water to the side of the card you didn’t write on and slap it on another player’s forehead. If you can’t do this due to hairstyle or makeup, stick it under their hat, tape it to their back or make them hold it.

3.  The guesser must ask questions to deduce the famous person’s name (maximum 5).

4.  If the guesser doesn’t know who he is after 5 questions, his turn is over.

5.  The card is kept on your head until you are able to guess who you are.

 

Easy: informative responses

Example:

Guesser: Am I a man or woman?

Other players: A man

Guesser: Am I alive or dead?

Other players: You’re alive

Guesser: Where do I live?

Other players: You live in America

Guesser: What do I do?

Other players: You’re a politician

Guesser: What am I famous for?

Other players: Becoming the first black President of the USA

Guesser: I know; I’m Barack Obama!

You got it! Now take that stupid card off your head!

 

Hard: Yes or No responses

Example:

Guesser: Am I a woman?

Other players: No, you’re not

Guesser: Am I alive?

Other players: Yes, you are

Guesser: Do I work in the USA?

Other players: Yes you do

Guesser: Am I American?

Other players: No, you aren’t

Guesser: Hmm. I work in the US but I’m not American…am I Canadian?

Other players: Yes, you are. Who are you?

Guesser: I don’t know!

Guesser 2: My turn!

 

Variations

Guess the card

Instead of writing on the cards, try to guess what card your partner put on your head. Use words like between, over, under, greater than, and less than to narrow your card down,

Example:

Player 1: Is my card less than 10?

Player 2: Yes.

Player 1: Is my card greater than 5?

Player 2: No.

Player 1: So my card is between 1 and 5?

Player 2: Yes, that’s right.

Player 1: Is my card greater than 3 or less than 3?

Player 2: Neither.

Player 1: Ah! It’s a 3! Is it red?

Player 2: Yes.

Player 1: Is it a diamond?

Player 2: No.

Player 1: My card is the 3 of hearts.

 

Drinking Game

This was originally a drinking game. When the guesser identifies the person on the card, everyone else has a drink. If the guesser is incorrect, the guesser must drink their entire glass or bottle in one shot.

website security