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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.

This game will be more fun if played multiple times. That way the youth will understand the game better.

How to Play My Story Mystery Game


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


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How to play My Story Mystery Game

  • Give each player a pencil and a piece of paper.
  • 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.
  • They must also write their name on the paper, so the leader will know whose story it is.
  • Put all of the stories in the container and mix.
  • The leader selects three of the stories from the container and those three people go to the front of the group.
  • The leader tells the three stories which were selected.
  • 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.
  • The members of the audience get together and try to decide which story belongs to which person.


Make sure each Scout gets at least one turn to be one of the three people standing in front.

Related Resources

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4 responses to “My Story Mystery Game”

  1. Troop 931 Avatar
    Troop 931

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

  2. Lori Avatar

    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!

  3. Jules Avatar

    Is the idea that the scouts will be able to match the notecard story to the scout based on how he tells the next story?

    1. Scouter Mom Avatar
      Scouter Mom

      Yes, because each person has a unique storytelling style.

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