"Grandma's House"
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For 2 or more players (best with 3 to 6)

No Equipment Necessary

There is a party going on at Grandma's house. To attend the party, a person must bring a certain type of object. Whether or not this object is acceptable depends on a specific rule.

For each round of the game, one player gets to make up the rule for what objects are acceptable and unacceptable for admission to the party. This rule must remain constant throughout the round, but its effects may change depending on the situation.

Once a player decides on a rule for the round, play begins. Players, in turn, say "I'm going to grandma's house, and I'm bringing a _______." After saying this, the rulemaker replies with either "You can go" or "Sorry, you can't go" (go to the party, that is). When it is the rulemaker's turn, he gives an example of something that can or cannot be brought as well. When a player thinks he has figured out the rule, he should continue to tell what he would bring to Grandma's house. Players should not blurt out the rule before everyone has figured it out, as that would ruin the game for the other players. When all players have figured out the rule, the round ends, and someone else makes up a new rule for another round.

Keep on playing until all players are bored, then play a few rounds more.

Sample Rules to get you started:

You may only bring something colored ________.

You may only bring something that starts with ________.

You may only bring something that is found at ________.