This improv game is in the following improv game categories:
Excellent game to show how Endowment
works. 2 players; each player will
state the action the other player must perform, followed by his own line.
- 1: "I want a divorce"
- 2: "She said, while grabbing a knife from the kitchen table." At this
point player 1 needs to take a knife. Player 2 continues with his own line.
- 1: "He said, while turning to the sports page of the paper". Now, it`s
quite clear that player 2 should be paying more attention to the paper than
to his wife. Player 1 continues with her own line. "You`re not listening to
- and so on.
Players refer to each other as `he` and `she`, and endow each other with the
next action to take. This can be quite funny, if you endow your partner to
do crazy or not-so-nice things to you (or to themselves, but
that`s would not
be Mr. Nice Guy ).
Can be done with 4 players: 2 provide the lines, and the 2 others provide
the `directions` - each director provides the action for one of the 2 talkers.
Can also be one with 3 players: one provides directions and both other players
do their own dialogs.
Keep the action do-able and active. Making someone else `think about something`
is hard to play, and not very active.
Also known as He Said While She