How to Play What If? (Funny group games)

While most group games may drive many players to work together to win, some group games could help liven up the mood instead. A funny group game that you could introduce into a group is What If? – a sit-down group game that will tickle your funny bones to no ends.

Features of the What If? Game

 ★  Game Name What If?
 ★  Group size small and medium
 ★  Age any (10+)
 ★  Type stationary
 ★  Skill erudition
 ★  Place indoor
 ★  Time up to 10 – 20 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials yes (paper)

The aim behind What If?

The goal in What If? is to make the weirdest combination of a sentence between a player and another player. There are no competitive elements to the game What If?. Instead, this is a game that will guarantee you hours of laughter because nobody will know what the sentence combinations would be.

Ideal Age and Group Sizes

What If? is a great game to play when you have a group of about 8 to 12 players. Larger groups are always welcome, although it may take longer to complete a circle. What If? can be played by anyone aged 8 and up.

What to prepare to play What If?

To play What If?, you will have to prepare a sheet of paper and a pencil for every player. It will also make the game move faster if you have a printed sheet of paper that has been copied for everyone.

On the paper, you will have to make columns that read “What If” on one line and the word “Then” on another line. Repeat these words until an A4 sheet has been covered, so you can keep reusing the paper.

How to play What If?

The great thing about What If? is that there are no teams required to play. This is a non-competitive group game that’s designed to be extremely funny, and you can play it with anyone and everyone you like.

Step 1: Begin by distributing the printouts and a pencil to every player. Ask each player to fill in any random question in the “What If?” section. This could be anything that comes to mind as long as the question begins with “What If?”

Step 2: Collect all the papers and shuffle them around. Re-distribute the papers around the group, making sure that the players don’t receive their own printout. If they do, have them exchange it with another player.

Step 3: Ask your players to read the “What If?” and write their answer to the question in the “Then” section. Their answers can be as random as they like but must relate to the question on their paper.

Step 4: Once all your players are ready, select a player to read out the “What If” on their paper. When they are done, ask the player seated next to them to read their “Then” answer. The sentence will make no sense at all, but this is what makes the game funny.

You will repeat step 4 around the room, having one player read the “What If?” question they have and the next player answering it with their “Then” answers. By the end of the day, everyone will have a good laugh because the responses don’t always relate to the question.

What If? is a never-ending game that you could keep playing until you’re tired, although many people will want to keep going because it’s one of the funniest group games you can find.