(the one where players share truths and change places)
In this warm-up, a player tries to get out of the middle of the circle by saying something true about herself that might also be true for others (“Anyone who has a cat” or “Anyone who has been arrested”). Everyone who shares that truth with her has to move to a new spot in the circle while she tries to slip into one of the open spots. Whoever is left in the middle without a spot is now "it" and will say something true about himself.
(aka: I’m Cool Because, I’m Cool And So Are You, Fruit Bowl, Truth Move, Trainwreck)
- Have everyone around the circle sitting in chairs so it’s clear which spots are open.
- Players can’t go back to the spot that they just left.
- Share truths that people can’t tell just by looking at you. “Anyone who has brown hair” is less revealing than “Anyone who follows politics.”
- If the group is up for it, don’t be afraid to get a little bit spicy or risque.
- The player in the middle can also call out TRAINWRECK!, at which point everyone in the circle has to switch to a new chair. This is useful for relieving the pressure of coming up with new truths every time.
- You can play the Never Have I Ever version of this game with the player in the middle saying something that is NOT TRUE about themselves. Players that have done that thing all switch places.
- In a version called Fruit Bowl, instead of saying true things, each player has been assigned a fruit, so when the person in the middle calls “Strawberry” then all the strawberry players have to switch places. If FRUITBOWL is called, everyone switches places. This allows you to play the fun switching aspect of the game without having to come up with new criteria every time. Good for kids or as a simple icebreaker.
- For a less competitive and more inclusive version of this game, check out Come Over Here.