String Along Songs

Summary: String Along Songs is a game about associating song titles through use of the same words.

Ages: 14 and older

Recommended Number of Players/Teams: Individuals up to 4 players. If playing in teams, up to 4 teams is best

Equipment:
Pad of paper and pencil for each player or team

Set Up:
No set up required

Rules:
1. A song title can not be repeated.
2. The next player or team must respond when it is their turn within 10 seconds.
3. If a player or team does not respond, they are eliminated from the game.

How to Play:
1. Give each player or team 5 minutes to brainstorm as many song titles as they can and write them down. These must be song titles, not lines within the song.
2. Choose a team to read one title from their list.
3. The next team must then say a song title that has at least one word from the first teams song title.
4. The flow of song titles may go something like this:

"Get Off Of My Cloud"
"Fields Of Gold"
"Heart Of Gold"
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
"My Sharonah"
"If You Don't Believe I Love You, Just Ask My Wife"

Winner: The last player or team left in the game wins.

Variations: Play this at your next Christmas party and have all the songs be Christmas carols or other Christmas themed songs.

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