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.
My Story Mystery Game
- Small slips of paper or index cards (one per player)
- Pencils (one per player)
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.
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