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What's Your Hobby?

No. of Players: 2+
Type of Game: spoken
What you need: nothing


To think of a phrase based on a person's initials.

How to play

The gamemaster makes a list of celebrity or historical names and uses it to question each player in turn using the following format: 'What's your hobby, ___ ___ ?' Players must think of a phrase that begins with the initials of the name used. So if the name is 'George Washington,' the response could be 'Grinding Watermelons' or 'Greeting Witches.' A player who cannot think of a suitable phrase in, say, five seconds, is out of the game. The last player left is the winner and becomes the gamemaster for the next game. Alternatively, players sit in a circle and question the player to their right; again, failing to respond quickly ejects a player from the game and the last player left is the winner.


The four players agree on a maximum five second response time.

Alaina: What's your hobby, Henny Youngman?
Benny: Heating Yolks. What's your hobby, Charles Dickens?
Charlee: Cooking Dogs. What's your hobby, Big Bird?
Daniella: Breeding Bees. What's your hobby, John F. Kennedy?
Alaina: Jiggling Fleas Knees. What's your hobby, Madonna?
Benny: Metallurgy. What's your hobby, G. W. F. Hegel?
Charlee: Going With... um... Grabbing White Fungi... um...
Everyone: Time's up, you're out!
Daniella: Growing White Fungi Habitat. What's your hobby, George Clooney?
Alaina: Greasing Cogs. What's your hobby, Slim Pickens?
Benny: Saddling Ponies.

And so on.

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