Ring in the new year with this silly game in which players act out notable events of the past 12 months.
To start, divide the players into 2 teams and send the teams into separate rooms. Each group should then write an agreed-upon number of events from the past year on slips of paper. (Try to list only events that most players will be likely to remember, such as a family trip, a favorite movie that debuted, or a significant local news event.)
Fold the slips in half, then collect each team's slips in a separate basket or hat and have the teams return to the playing area.
To play, determine a time limit for each performance, then have players take turns pulling slips from the other team's container and pantomiming the event mentioned, offering clues (such as the type of event, the number of words, and so on) as in regular charades, if you like. If any of the actor's teammates can correctly identify the incident before time runs out, that team earns 1 point. The team with the highest score after all the events have been acted out wins.
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