Plus One

This is really simple and surprisingly fun. We played it at the Life is Good Conference and everybody enjoyed it. Sometimes the simplest games are really the best.
This is a two-player game.

Player A says a number between 1 and 10. Player B has to say the number that comes after it, very quickly. (A rhythm of 1/2 to 1/3 second for each response is good, you can clap together to get the feeling of a rhythm.)

Then, Player A has to say another number, keeping the same rhythm. (It can be the same number or a different one, but not the next one.). Player B has to say the number that comes after THAT number.

Back and forth it goes, until someone makes a mistake. At that point, start over with roles reversed.

Mistakes: Player A makes a mistake if he takes too long to think up a new number, or if he mispronounces a number, or just counts up one more. Player B makes a mistake if she takes too long to think of the number she should say, or if she says the wrong number.

Scoring: A mistake counts as a point for the other player. First person to a certain number of points wins. (Scoring is optional, you can just keep playing back and forth indefinitely).

Advanced Play: If you get really good, set a certain number of correct responses which will result in a point for Player B. (15 or 20 correct responses are easy enough to count on your fingers.)


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Karen James
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 17:57:56

    I love these games! Thanks for taking the time to post them. I am looking forward to playing this one with my son. I think he will love it!



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