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Fun and Creative Games to Play While Stuck Inside

Hey there, everyone! Today is all about things you can do with your family to keep the monotony at bay and still have a ton of fun. I enjoy weekends with my husband and kids, and I love anything that lets me do that while keeping our laughter going. Being stuck inside is no fun, but you can make it whatever you want. My next post will be about moving your body (read: getting some exercise) to beat the stuck-indoors blues. But for now, let’s get into the family games! Ready? Grab your pens and notebooks and let’s get going!

Game #1 – Whodoneit? For four players (if more, increase the numbers accordingly).
Write down three personality types on tiny pieces of paper and put them in a hat. Write down “killer” on one and then write “not killer” on three. Put those in a hat. Have each person write down a motive for murder and put those in a hat. Have each person choose one slip of paper from each pile. Play detective and interview each participant. They need to lie, give bad alibis, etc. Not only will this keep you all rolling on the floor laughing, you’re having a great time!

Game #2 – Interview with the…? For two or more players.
Dress up like an interviewer. Grab a clipboard, paper, and pen. Have the other player(s) write down on a sliver of paper one paranormal creature. They’ll need to keep these slips in their pocket, so make sure they’re small pieces of paper. Don’t cheat and look. Now, you have to ask questions of the person to try and determine what paranormal creature they are. When you win, swap places. Reason for the piece of paper? So they can’t change their mind halfway through and mislead you. *grin* This game can also be played with super powers or historical figures—whatever your heart desires.

Game #3 – Fear This! For four or more players.
Grab some paper and pens. Sit down with the other players in a circle. Round 1: Have each person tell about a scary incident that happened to them. Write down the key phrases they use as description. Try and psychoanalyze what’s on the page. Ask questions about how things could’ve been done differently and what the possible outcome of those actions may have been. You can use fictional situations, but you won’t get as visceral a reaction. Whoever comes up with the most alternative directions for the scenario wins round 1. That person gets to throw out a scenario first in round 2. Now, for round 2: All players close their eyes except the winner of round 1. That person asks the others, one by one, to describe an encounter with something (spider, cockroach, creepy zombie, etc…). When they’re done, everyone but the asker rates the story from 1-5. Tallies are kept by the asker. Winner of this round moves into sudden death with winner of round 1. Sudden Death: Round 1 winner must step out of the room. Round 2 winner will then spin a tale of what they believe it would be like to (insert a situation here). Answer is rated by remaining players (1-10) and round 1 winner is then allowed to return and do the same. Person with the highest score wins.

Game #4 – Make Me Laugh! For two or more players
You’re all familiar with the old game show, right? Same idea. Bonus points if you record it!

What do you think? Will you use any of these?


Jo Michaels

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