So I’m going camping this weekend with 6-8 adults. We’re looking for a good game or two to play in dim light so we can take our minds off the mosquitoes.
Last year we played Encore, and it went very well. We didn’t keep score or anything. The game is essentially to start with a word (e.g. “moon”), and go around the circle and each player has to sing at least 7 words of a song with the word “moon” in it. Continue until you’re out of songs with that word, then pick another word. It made us think, it was challenging, but still a lot of fun to play.
So what’s your favorite game to play around the campfire?
Amusing game (especially if you can’t quite remember your own name for some reason):
One person starts by saying a word. The next person repeats the word, then adds another one, starting a sentence. It goes on and on, repeating what the last person said and everything in the string behind that word. A sentence can be ended by anyone (as long as the ending fits logically). The story can be many sentences long.
Have someone right it down to make sure everyone gets it right (and so the next morning you can wake up, look at the paper and go, “What the hell were we doing?”).
“Wait till the drunk guy falls asleep then dump glowing coals on his head”.
It’s a hoot.
Seriously, a game the lady and I play on long drives is to think of A name and then take all the variations of it (John, Johnny, Jonathan) and then take turns coming up with famous people who have that first name:
going around the circle, for example…
Until the first person can’t think of one. Then pick a new name. There’s no shortage of names out there, we’ve passed several hours doing this. Of course, we’re dorks – so as usual, YMMV.
You can always play greek roulette. Throw a can of olives in the firpit before you start, and at some point in the evening it will expode creating the hilarious effect of everybody jumping up and dancing while beating hot embers out of the hair and clothes.
One that we like starts with person A saying “Hi, my name is Bill and we have arranged this camping trip and I’m taking along some beer.” Person B (if they know it) says “Hi, my name is Suzie and I’m taking some Sangria.” Go around the circle then Person A goes “Well you know my first name is Bill and my last name is Brown so along with my beer I’m taking some balogna.”
Trick is that item has to match the first initial in your first then second name. Items can’t be repeated.