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In a group, a first player says 1 when he thinks of a word. Then when a second player thinks he knows the word of the first player, he says 2. Finally, together they say 1,2,3 and their world. If they have the same word, it’s a Mind Meld!
An excellent warmup to put a group in the same energy.
- Group size : From 4 people.
- Time : 5-10 minutes
Not a lot to precise, describe the game and start it. When there is a Mind Meld, the players must dance and sing :
It’s a mind meld! It’s a mind meld! It happens all the time, it’s a mind meld!
The description of the game may sound impossible, but by playing it, improvisers discover that each new word is a cue to find the next word association.
In a circle, participants pass a Zip! noise to each other. One player can decide to say Zap! to change the direction of the sound or to say Zop! to skip the next player.
This game is perfect to make every member of the group present.
Player A offers an imaginary present to player B. Player B defines what is the gift and show his happiness on what he has just been offered! The pair continues the same action back and forth.
This game is straightforward and perfect to show how hard it can be to define what should be the most natural thing: a present we would like.
By pairs. Player A tells a story to player B. Player B can only answer No. Then player B can only respond Yes, But…, then Yes and finally Yes, and.
A good exercise to feel how we are affected by others’ reaction to our ideas.
Two players do a scene. They must say one sentence at a time: Player A starts with a sentence, Player B answer with another sentence, and so on.
A good setup to do a scene where we concentrate on the listening between players.
In front of this computer since hours, I’m looking for how to start this article. How the find the idea that will make it meaningful. I turn the music on and the distraction off and begin to look around me to think “outside the box”. Two hours ago I planned to write this article about the first improvisation training I did with my team. I’ve decided to train us on behavior and creativity topics. This training is about what I’m struggling with right now :
How can I have more ideas?