Language Game – The Dictionary Game #59On August 31, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Necessities: a dictionary, paper and a pen. During the exercise the team will sit in a circle. The trainer points to someone who will be the game leader. This game leader chooses a word from the dictionary of which he has the idea that no one knows what it means. In this case he chooses the word: abomasum. This means: the stomach of a cow He reads the word out loud without saying the meaning of the word. Every participant writes down on the paper a self made meaning of the word abomasum of which he thinks the other participants would believe it’s the real meaning. One persons writes down as the meaning of the word abomasum: someone who takes care of plants. Another person writes down: A know it all A next person writes down: A second-hand And another person writes down: A douchebag The game leader writes down the real meaning on his paper. The stomach of a cow. Next the game leader collects all the papers and calls out all the meanings in a random order including the real one he wrote down himself. A douchebag, a know-it-all, the stomach of a cow, a second-hand and someone takes care of plants. Everyone except the game leader chooses a meaning of which he thinks it is the correct one. When everyone has made his choise the participants now can earn points. The team leader receives 1 point for each player that didn’t guess the real meaning. In this case: two points. Each player gets 1 point for every participant that choose his made up description as the correct description. And each player gets a point when he choose the right meaning in this case: Stomach of a car Everyone reminds his number of points and the game leader points to a new person to be the new game leader and the game will be played again. Repeat this untill everyone has been a game leader once. Eventually the one with the most points has won the game. The trainer guides the team and applies variations to the exercise. What kind of variations you can read below this video on YouTube. And havent you subscribed yet? Hit the subscribe button to stay tuned for a new team exercise every Sunday at youtube.com/teamexercises to improve cooperation and communication.