This Tuesday’s Game of the Week is simply entitled, Who Dat?. This is Super Bowl week, and since the game is being played in New Orleans, we thought that we’d change the title of today’s game to honor the occasion.
Who Dat? poses either or scenarios. I first heard it while listening to Colin Cowherd on the radio. If you decide not to use the lists below, it will require a fair amount of time to come up with a list of names, but other than that, the game is incredibly simple.
Before You Play
PREP TIME– None (if you use the lists provided), 30-45 minutes to create your own list
ITEMS NEEDED– None
PARTICIPANTS– 4 or play with either group
GAME TIME– 3-5 minutes
How to Play Who Dat?
Let’s say you choose Celebrity Baby or 80’s Hair Band?, all you will do is read a name and let them guess whether it is a Celebrity Baby name or an 80’s Hair Band. If they are correct, they will continue on to the next name. If they get three consecutive names right they win a prize.
If you want to play as a group, you can simply read the name and have them guess. If you want to narrow it down to one winner, have them stand for one side and sit for another. After the first name continue to advance the students who guessed correctly until you have only one person remaining.
Here are some sample lists you can use:
Have everyone stand up so the entire group can participate. Give them a signal for each group, i.e. left hand raised for 80’s hair band, right hand for celebrity baby (you could even make paddles of each so everyone can raise them up for their guess).
Once you read the first name, if they are correct, they remain standing. If they’re wrong, they sit. Go until you have just one person standing. In case of ties, see who can get the next one fastest.
Who Dat? Bonus Tips
1. Read through the list of names beforehand, as some names are unusual or foreign. This will help expedite the game and give the guessers a reasonable chance of picking the correct name.
2. Award prizes that fit your theme, like some International Candy. Have multiple prizes on hand for all your winners.
3. If you really want to take it to the next level, have the participants dress up like the one they are guessing. Examples would be a bib and binky along with a hot pink wig and guitar for Celebrity Baby or 80’s Hair Band.
4. While this is a great game, be careful how long you let the game go on. Leave them wanting more!
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