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What's better than that?

This is a game in which the group builds an idea by accepting and adding to the previous idea (yes, and...).

The Flow:
In a circle, small or large group.

  • Joker asks the group to think of something good.
  • When a player has an idea, they start the play by naming their good thing -- e.g. "A cup of hot coffee."
  • Next player adds to it, to make it better -- "A cup of hot coffee on a cold morning."
  • Third player adds -- "A cup of hot coffee on a cold morning in the mountains."
  • And so on. Continue adding as long as the energy is good.
  • Write the final description on the board.

Discussion
Look at the sentence, what do you see?

Variations:
What could be worse? (This is like the Four Yorshiremen skit by Monty Python.)

Instead of a circle, let people volunteer if they have an idea. Or, use Me --> You dynamic to pass.

Have people do it all by mime -- Chaplin style.

Make it thematic by asking for something good that is related to a theme: "What is a good thing in your union?"
Player one: "Confronting the boss."
Player two: "Confronting the boss as a group."
Player three: "Confronting the boss as a group and winning."
Player four: Confronting the boss as a group and winning and sharing the victory with others."
And so on...

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