Need a break from creating that next masterpiece? If you want to have fun with your friends and family but still flex those creative muscles, here are some fun writing games for authors.
In And Then, a Mad-Lib-style game, each person in the group writes a part of a story without seeing what the previous people wrote. The result is hilarious stories that will make you and your friends laugh.
This game can take just a few minutes for each round (depending on how fast people think of ideas and write) but will keep you entertained round after round.
In this game, each person gets a stack of paper (equal to the number of people playing). You start with writing a phrase on the first paper, then everyone passes their stack clockwise. The next person reads your phrase, moves that paper to the bottom of the stack, then draws a picture that represents the phrase, before everyone passes their stack clockwise again. The next person looks at the picture, moves it to the bottom of the stack, and writes a phrase that represents that picture, and so on, until the stack has passed through everyone and you have hilarious results.
You can just use sheets of paper for this game, or you can get this game from Target, which comes with a flip book, dry-erase markers, and phrases.
This game is less of a writing game and more of a word game, but it can stretch you to find some creative and less-used words. It's a mix of Scrabble and Speed, as everyone races to put together their own web of words using their tiles.
Fiasco is a role playing game that features "small time capers gone disastrously wrong." It takes a few hours to play, but you get to use dice and your creativity to flesh out the story.
What fun writing games have you played?
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