This improv game is in the following improv game categories:
In this improv game, players tell a story out of order, once sentence at a time.
One player steps forward and makes up the first line of the story. This player takes place to the utmost left of the scene. A second player steps forward and makes up a last line that has absolutely nothing to do with the first. Take utmost right of the scene.
The rest of the players each fill in a line of the story wherever they can, trying to bring things together and end up with a story that makes complete sense. Every time a new line is added, the players go down the string and repeat their lines first to last. This game works best with 7 or 8 players.
Players ideally fill up spots in the 'line' randomly, i.e. they contribute new sentences at random points in the story.
As a suggestion you can either ask for a title, a genre, or even first line and last line. Or ask for no suggestion at all.
If you have say over 6 players, it is ideal that the 3rd line that is added it tack in the middle, and very unrelated to both first and last line. Resist the temptation to fill the spots linearly (from left to right).
Also known as Story String. Also known as Beads on a String.