Tell Tale Die is a more of a rhetorical team building game that requires improvisational storytelling. It is a perfect icebreaker for you if you want to engage in a rather intellectual team activity.
Time: 20-30 minutes
Group Size: 5-10 people
Effective Age-Group: 15 and above
How to play Tell Tale Die?
- Arrange your group in a circle. Select the first person to improvise a story right at that moment.
- The remaining players except the player to his right (or left according to your preference) can ask him to stop at any moment.
- The adjoining player then has to continue from the point the first payer left and the game goes on.
- The players except the story-teller and the adjoining player are the judge of the story, if the majority does not like the story being told, they can kill the story teller by saying ‘die’.
- Try to make the story flawlessly fitting. Ask the players not to deviate from the plot.
- No personal bias please. Stick to the story and keep your personal bias at bay.
- Respect the majority while killing a player.
- Tell Tale die greatly increases your improvisational skill as you have to improvise the settings of the story right at the drop of hat.
- This game also builds up your power of imagination as you’re under pressure to deliver the fitting continuation to your friend’s imagination.
- You also get to judge your friend’s story and find out other branches you could have overlooked.