Whodunit is a funny guessing mystery game. This game is a fun game perfect to get to know each other better, but also to animate a children’s party… It is suitable for all age groups and will make you have a great time while allowing you to know more about your friends.
You can use this to help people work on their detective or problem solving skills or you can play just to give people a chance to learn something new about their friends.
- Number of players: from 6 children
- Ages: from 6 years old
- Supplies: some paper and pencils
- Played indoors or outdoors
- Play time: about 20-30 min
Whodunit game rules
Like many get-to-know-you games, this game offers you a way to get to know obscure facts about friends. When you begin to learn things about others around you, things you might not have know otherwise or things that would not come up in casual conversation, you will work better as a team in the future.
This game can be played individually or with two teams.
All you need to get started is to have some paper and pencils so that your friends can write something exciting they have done in their lives that no one knows about.
Try to instruct people to write a fact that most people don’t already know – the sillier (or more unbelievable) the better.
For example: I’ve lived in another country for 2 years, I’ve climbed Mount Everest, or I know how to fly a plane.
For younger children, they can write sentences about themselves such as: I have 2 cats and 1 turtle, my passion is Egypt, I play basketball competitively or I play the piano…
After everyone has written something, collect the papers shuffle them and then hand them out. Each person will get a paper randomly and they will take turns reading their paper and everyone will guess whodunit.
When you find out whodunit, write that person’s name on that paper. After he or she guesses, the guessed person simply says “yes” or “no”. If the person or team guesses correctly, the guessed person can briefly explain what they wrote (if desired). The guessing continues until all the papers are exhausted. At the end, everyone reveals who wrote which paper.
If you are playing this game at a party to brush up on your detective skills, you can use the Whodunit books or other mysteries for the teams to work on and decide who committed the crime.
This game is a lot of fun and an exciting way to get your problem solving skills sharp and as a way to find out the fascinating and surprising antics of your friends.
The educational advantages of the game
- generates fun atmosphere
- builds relationships and improves team cohesion
- It Improves Calculative and Problem Solving Skills
- it can quickly become a fun and memorable experience for everyone involved
- provides a healthy distraction
- learning and listening to the rules of the game
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