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How to play the "Questions" game.

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Many of you have not seen the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, so you may not know what I'm talking about. Questions is a simple game that requires no no equipment, just and imaginative mind.
 
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Step 1: Scoring, Rules and Fouls.

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Scoring is done by foul. Fouls can be called for:

Statement: Player fails to reply with an actual question.
Hesitation: Player takes too long to reply or grunts or makes a false start.
Repetition: Player asks a question identical to or synonymous with one already asked this game.
Rhetoric: Player asks a rhetorical question.
Non-Sequiur: Player responds with an unrelated question.

ex.
R: We could play at questions.
G: What good would that do?
R: Practice!
G: Statement! One - love.
R: Cheating!
G: How?
R: I hadn't started yet.
G: Statement. Two - love.
R: Are you counting that?
G: What?
R: Are you counting that?
G: Foul! No repetitions. Three - love. First game to...

Step 2: Winning.

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When a foul is called on a player, his opponent is awarded one point. first player to get three points wins a game. Matches are played best out of 3 games.


Step 3: Other things you can do.

In one multilayer variant, the game is played with two lines facing each other. The two opponents at the heads of the lines play each other and go to the back of the line (or the other line) when they foul. Scoring can be however you like.

In another multilayer variant, players are simply removed from the round for a foul.
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pleabargain5 years ago
I use this in my classes with my HS students. Fabulous way to get them to slow down, think and stop reacting.
pdub775 years ago
a friend and i did this scene in an acting class i took in college. fantastic movie! one of my favorites. statements, i know, but i know which way the wind is blowing.
Jake-off (author) 6 years ago
WHO WANTS TO PLAY QUESTIONS?
snoyes Jake-off6 years ago
How do you play?
Jake-off (author)  snoyes6 years ago
Didn't you read the instructable?
snoyes Jake-off6 years ago
Is that important to the game?
Jake-off (author)  snoyes6 years ago
don't you think so?
snoyes Jake-off6 years ago
Hadn't you told me to think "la"?
Jake-off (author)  snoyes6 years ago
i'm sorry, what did you say?
snoyes Jake-off6 years ago
Comma splice. Statement.
Jake-off (author)  snoyes6 years ago
Cheating! not one of the rules
Are you sure?
Jake-off (author)  masterochicken6 years ago
did no one read the rules?
Who reads?
Jake-off (author)  masterochicken6 years ago
don't you?
Isn't it obvious?
Jake-off (author)  masterochicken6 years ago
isn't what obvious?
Isn't it all?
Jake-off (author)  masterochicken6 years ago
what are you playing at?
pdub77 Jake-off5 years ago
words. they're all we have to go on.
Weren't we playing a game?
Jake-off (author)  masterochicken6 years ago
what game?
Isn't it all a game?
Jake-off (author)  masterochicken6 years ago
what do you mean by that?
What does any of it mean?
Jake-off (author)  masterochicken6 years ago
what do you mean by that?
snoyes Jake-off6 years ago
Repetition! 2-love.
Isn't that kind of cheating?
Jake-off (author)  masterochicken6 years ago
who's cheating?
snoyes Jake-off6 years ago
Do you think a deep enough comment nesting level will crash the Instructables server?
Jake-off (author)  snoyes6 years ago
irrelevant!
snoyes Jake-off6 years ago
Where do you see 'irrelevant' on the list of fouls?
Why didn't you read the rules?
Are the rules important to the game?
Are you serious?
Who else is bored and wants to quit?
bthadon1 snoyes6 years ago
Are you people serious?
About what?
Am I the one to BUMP this thread?
Was it necessary?
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