Improvisational Icebreakers : Playing the “Ten Fingers” Improv IcebreakerOn August 13, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Hi guys we are here today learning how to
play improvisational icebreakers, and the next icebreaker we’re going to show you how
to play is called ten fingers. Now ten fingers is a popular introduction party game but we
like to add a special little twist by giving everybody an opportunity to stay in the game.
To play ten fingers you are going to want all of your improvisers to stand in a giant
circle. Once everyone is in the giant circle, you are going to have them hold up all ten
fingers. Ok, at that point in time you are then going to share the focus by going around
in order asking questions to the collective group, asking yes or no questions like “do
you have a cat?”, now if someone can answer yes to it, they get to keep a finger up. If
someone has to answer no, I don’t have a cat; they have to put a finger down. Now the last
person left in the game to have a single finger up wins. It’s a fun game, it’s a good get
to know you game because you get the opportunity to ask questions, that, that you would have
been uncomfortable asking if it was one on one the first time meeting someone. So Dan
and I are going to go ahead and play a quick round of this just by asking questions back
and forth and I think you will get the hang of it. You want to ask the first question?
Sure, I have a cat. Ok, except for that you have to ask me a question. Oh, do you have
a cat? No,”weirk”. Dan do you drive a car? Yes. Do you have a dog? Yes. Do you have a
dog? No. Haa. Alright, your turn. Ah, did you have a sandwich at any time this day.
No. Umhum. Did you eat a taco today? No. Oh and that’s how you play ten fingers.