Here’s a game that’s great for both kids and adults. I introduced the game at a Christmas party with co-workers a few years ago. My boss later asked me to email her the instructions to the game and I realized there is no write up for the game online. I figure this was my chance to add this great little game to the vast information stream of the Internet. Enjoy.
Henry & Sally – Game Instructions
- Take two objects, they can be anything, the sillier the better. At a dinner party silverware or a wristwatch work well. Name one object Henry and the other Sally.
- Now here’s where it gets fun. When the game begins you will pass each object in a different direction in the circle. Before each person passes the object to the next person they must introduce it to the receiver in the following way; “This is Henry (or Sally depending on which object it is)”.
- The person receiving it must ask “Who?”, to which the first person repeats the name of the object, i.e., “Henry”. The receiver will now accept the object and follow the same steps in passing it to the next person.
Object of the Game: To get both objects back to their starting places without messing up.
Now this seems simple, however when the two objects pass at some point it will confuse the player. Some people get mixed up hearing the other object being introduced at the other end of the table. The silly mess ups make this game a great ice breaker.
If you want to make the game more fun, you can stipulate that every time someone messes up, the group must start over and switch the names of the objects. Have fun!