Play it with a crowd
How well do you know the other people at the party? Well, let’s find out. The one who knows the most might just end up winning it all.
In this game, players are randomly divided into pairs. Each player competes against their partner, answering questions about their partner. The winners will advance to the next round and compete against another random player, until only one winner remains.
Prepare in advance:
- Slips of paper with the names of everyone playing
- Pens and paper for everyone
- List of questions – You can download the questions here and just print!
1 – Shuffle the names of the players and divide them into pairs. Everyone should move to sit near their partner.
2 – Call out the questions (see below for examples). Everyone writes down the answers.
After five questions, everyone marks their partner’s tests! Whichever partner answered more questions correctly advances to the next round.
In case of a tie, ask a few tiebreaker questions.
If there are an odd number of players
(either to start with or after a round), one player can get a bye into the next round. (If only three players remain at the end of the game, you can have each player answer questions about each of the other two players.)
It’s not a good idea to have multiple generations playing against each other (the older generation tends to know more about the younger generation than vice versa). Instead, divide the game by generation.
If you have a pair of players who are very close (like siblings or spouses), they’ll very often be able to answer almost any questions about each other. Keep some harder questions in reserve as tiebreakers.
Don’t ask open-ended questions. (e.g. What is your opponent’s favorite food?) They’re almost impossible to answer.
You can download and print the questions by clicking here. There is also a sheet of blanks for you to fill…
Some sample questions:
How old is your opponent?
Did your opponent ever break a bone other than a finger or toe?
What color is your opponent’s car (if they don’t have one, their mother’s car)
What elementary school did/does your opponent go to?
What is your opponent’s favorite board game?
Has your opponent ever been in a country other than the USA, Canada or Israel?
Does your opponent dislike coconut?
Has your opponent eaten 10 or more donuts this chanukah?
Has your opponent ever lived in a basement?
What is your opponent’s middle name?
Does your opponent prefer custard donuts or jelly donuts?
Can your opponent count to ten in a language other than Hebrew, English or Yiddish?
Can your opponent play chess?
Does your opponent like fish?
Does your opponent know the national anthem?
What is your opponent’s birthday?
What is your opponent’s address?
Does your opponent prefer cats or dogs?
Has your opponent been out of New York and New Jersey in the past three months?
Has your opponent ever visited the Statue of Liberty?