About Me

Summary

Understand more about a group by discovering facts about them.

How Do I Play It?

You’ll need a whiteboard, post it pad or paper for this game.

Individuals in the class write something unusual about themselves, a characteristic or a favourite food etc.

e.g.

  • I can juggle 3 balls at a time.
  • My favourite author is Roald Dahl.

All the answers get put into a pot, or displayed on the whiteboard. Take one answer at a time and read it out. Invite guesses to discover who's answer it is.

Tips

This game can be useful if you don’t know the group – it helps you to learn a lot about the group in a short amount of time.

Variations

You could use this exercise to build or analyse particular characters. For example:

  • How does Romeo feel?
  • What personality traits would we give him?
Participants
Small Groups, Whole Group
Expertise
All
Duration
Short (5 mins or less)
Skills
Concentration, Teamwork
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Games could be a beginning starter, an introducing step during a workshop or as an end plenary. They are a platform for further development and are never meant to be the whole session on their own.

The nature of drama games is that they are shared, adapted and extended. The original author is not so important as the shared practice. You’ll find games on the site that you’ve seen before, called something different or that you even use in your own teaching toolkit.

We hope that among the known games are ideas of how to refresh old ones as well as new games to use.