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Say My Name

No. of Players: 1+
Type of Game: written or spoken
What you need: pen & paper or nothing


To think of suitable dialogue for a person with a particular name.

How to play

This game is a variation of Tom Swifties. Players think of sentences that match dialogue to a speaker's first name, usually by way of a pun. Alternatively, one player passes out names to other players and asks them to provide appropriate dialogue. Or vice versa: a player passes out dialogue and asks players to imagine who spoke it by providing a name. Last names can also be used, as in: "Who wants to go sailing on my new yacht?" asked Tom Cruise.


A group of six players write the following six sentences using only male first names:

  1. "Could you pour mine to the rim?" asked Phil.
  2. "Wipe your feet at the door before you come in," requested Matt.
  3. "Four plus three plus two plus one equals ten," said Adam.
  4. "My car was stolen last week," said Carlos.
  5. "I scored the winning soccer goal with my forehead!" exclaimed Eddy.
  6. "Second time this week I cut myself shaving," complained Nick.

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