The Fishbowl Game is a fun-filled memory game that combines Charades, Password and Taboo. It is also an easy game to learn, which means children and adults can play it together. The Fishbowl Game can be played with large groups, which makes it perfect for family get-togethers. It also works well as a school classroom activity or a team building exercise.
Cornhole Rules and Regulations
You will need a few objects to play The Fishbowl Game.
Gather the following:
Cut the paper into small strips that are big enough for players to write a couple of words on. Each player will require three strips of paper.
Playing the Game
Step 1: Populate the fishbowl
Start by separating everyone into two equal teams. Each player will then take three strips of paper and write a word or familiar phrase on each piece. Players will have to guess the words or phrases later on, so they shouldn’t be too obscure. Each player then folds their pieces of paper in half and places them into the fishbowl. After all of the pieces of paper are in the fishbowl, someone has to shake the bowl to mix them up.
Step 2: Play the “taboo” round
The taboo round is first up. The goal of this round is to guess as many words or phrases as possible within 1 minute.
The round progresses like this:
Each team continues to take 1-minute turns until all of the pieces of paper have been removed from the fishbowl. When the fishbowl is empty, each team counts the pieces of paper they have gathered. Each piece contributes 1 point to their score. After tallying the each team’s score, fill the fishbowl with the pieces of paper and move onto round 2!
Step 3: Play the “password” round
The next round is played in a similar fashion, with each team having 1-minute to guess as many words or phrases as possible. The team that went second last time will get to go first for this round.
The main difference is that the player reading the paper can only use one word to describe the word or phrase. So, if the word is “Cheeseburger” this time they may use a single word like “McDonalds” to describe it. The team needs to remember the words that were mentioned in the first round and use the “password” as a hint. The teams continue to alternate with 1-minute rounds each, then the pieces of paper are tallied and placed back into the fishbowl.
Step 4: Play the “charades” round
The next round plays out in the same way, with each team taking their one minute turns. The main difference here is that player with the paper cannot speak. They must use physical gestures to communicate the word on the paper. For “Cheeseburger” they might pretend to be holding and eating a cheeseburger. At the end of the round, the scores are tallied up once more. The team that has the most points from all three rounds is declared the winner!
Step 5: Bonus round
Why let the fun end there? If you want to take The Fishbowl Game to the next level, play the spooky version! Get a bed sheet from the cupboard and drape it over the player who is reading the pieces of paper. The team will then have to guess the word while the player makes movements beneath the sheet! It is very challenging and a ton of fun.
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