House Creature Flood
(the one where players become houses and creatures)
In this warm-up, three players form a house with a creature inside. One person is outside of the groups and is trying to get into a group of three. They can call “House!” in which case the people who are parts of houses all run to find a new creature to be a house over (CREATURES STAY WHERE THEY ARE!). Or they can call “Creature!” in which case all of the creatures have to leave the house they are in and find a new house (HOUSES STAY WHERE THEY ARE!). Or they can call “Flood!” in which case everyone has to change places, and it’s a free for all (Houses can become creatures and vice versa). Whoever is left out of the groups of three each round calls the next change.
(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.