who in the room game

who in the room game

Who in the Room Game

The Who in the Room Game is a great way to engage a large audience in lively debate and competition. It is a game that encourages creativity and teamwork while allowing participants to practice their critical thinking skills.

What You Need

  • Age-appropriate investigative questions
  • A way to keep score (ie. paper, chalkboard, whiteboard, dry erase board)
  • A timer to keep the game moving

How to Play

  • Divide the group into teams of five to eight players.
  • Provide each team with an investigation question with the potential to be answered yes or no.
  • Set a timer for a few minutes and have teams identify what they believe the answer to the question is based on prior knowledge or experience.
  • Teams must then come up with reasons why they believe the answer is yes or no. The team with the most convincing argument wins.
  • The timer will then be reset and a new question asked.
  • The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Tips for Referees

  • There should be no interruptions or questions while teams are discussing their answers.
  • Be sure to give ample time for teams to come up with their answers.
  • Keep the questions within the skill level of the players.
  • Protect teams from any external sources that could provide the answer.
  • Be fair and impartial.

The Who in the Room Game is an enjoyable way to engage groups of all ages in debate and critical thinking. If you want to challenge your participants and give them an enjoyable and educational experience, this is the game for you.



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