My Story, Your Story, History

My Story Mystery Game

The My Story Mystery Game is a great way to get to know some “history” about a group of individuals. It makes a great icebreaker. It can also serve as an introduction to a discussion about oral history and storytelling.

My Story Mystery Game

Materials

  • Small slips of paper or index cards (one per player)
  • Pencils (one per player)
  • Container

Instructions

  1. Give each player a pencil and a piece of paper.
  2. Have them write a few sentences about something which actually happened to them recently. Explain that the others will have to guess who wrote it, so they should not use their name or write something the others already know about in the story.
  3. They must also write their name on the paper, so the leader will know whose story it is.
  4. Put all of the stories in the container and mix.
  5. The leader selects three of the stories from the container and those three people go to the front of the group.
  6. The leader tells the three stories which were selected.
  7. Each of the people in the front of the room tells two more stories (limit the length), so they audience can hear their story telling style.
  8. The members of the audience get together and try to decide which story belongs to which person.

Notes
This game will be more fun if played multiple times. That way your Scouts will understand the game better.
Make sure each Scout gets at least one turn to be one of the three people standing in front.

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2 Responses to My Story Mystery Game

  1. Troop 931 September 30, 2012 at 8:32 PM #

    Thank you scoutermom, I owe you big time!
    You are too kind to provide this resource.
    YOU ROCK!

  2. Lori April 8, 2014 at 7:28 PM #

    Wow – I just took over my son’s den and googled this requirement and….was so excited when your website came up. Outstanding resources and ideas here! Thank you, thank you!

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