A game that can be played by almost any
number of people. Start
with a single piece of paper and a single pen. Tear
the paper into pieces so that there is one for each player. Each player then writes a secret
word or phrase on his or her own piece of paper. The object of the game is to get someone (besides yourself) to say the word or phrase during the course of a normal conversation.
1. You may choose to either say your secret word(s) in an attempt to convince others to say it, or you may choose to keep it secret and manipulate others into saying it.
2. If you can guess what other players' secret word(s) are, you may choose to purposely avoid saying it.
3. You must steer the conversation to your word(s) without using non sequiturs.
4. When someone else has uttered your word(s), reveal your piece of paper for scoring.
Scoring is based on a panel of judges consisting of all the other players except you. Each must give your word(s) and performance a score between 0 and 10. You receive points equal to the average of their judgements. Play continues after you think up a new word or phrase and write it down. Challenge yourself with more and more obscure or humourous things to say.
The game continues until everyone has uttered a non sequitur.