The Tell-Tale Tale
Object of the
Game: Send scary messages
around the circle and listen to the funny way they change from person to person!
What You Do: The larger the group for this game, the better. Get
everyone to sit in a large circle or so each person is about an arms length apart and can
pas this along easily. Have one person pre-picked to start the game and start the original
message going. Have the "originator" whisper a short scary message into the ear
of the person sitting to the right of them. They are only allowed to whisper the message
one time. That person then whispers it to the person on their right, on down the line.
When the message reaches the person sitting to the left of the
"originator" or at the end of the line, the message is spoken aloud. The
original message seldom arrives at the end in the same form that it started. Start the
game again using the person to the right of the originating story teller. It's usually a
very funny game, seeing how distorted the message became while it traveled around the
circle or down the line.
Tip: Tongue twisters are great for this game.
Some messages to use:
"Jack-O-Lanterns used to be carved
from turnips. They held a lump of coal instead of a candle."
"The ghastly, greedy, green ghost got
on the gray grave and groaned greatly."
"Peter Pumpkin picked a peck of pretty
pumpkins. If Peter Pumpkin picked a peck of pretty pumpkins, how many pretty pumpkins did
Peter Pumpkin pick?"
"Scary Sherry sells scabby skeletons to
squirmy, scaly snickering snakes."
What You Need:
Nothing but people and a short message.
something scary for this game during Halloween.