How to Play "We've Got to Stop Meeting Like This"

This is a hysterical rather-late-in-the-party game that gets funnier as the wine flows. Best around a table, but it can be played sitting in a circle on the floor. Played by two or more people, it's best with from 4-6 players. Also known as 'Consequences'.

Steps

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    Give each person a piece of paper, a writing utensil and a surface to write on if you're not sitting at a table. You should be forming an approximate circle.
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    Instruct everyone to write the name of a male at the top of the paper, leaving plenty of room below it (at least 7/8 of the paper). This can be a real person, living or dead, or a fictional entity (e.g. Mickey Mouse, Santa Claus). No one should be allowed to peek at what others are writing. Directly below the name everyone should write the word "met".
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    Tell everyone to fold the top of their paper over so that just what they have written is hidden from view, but so that there is plenty of room left on the paper.
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    Have everyone pass their paper to the person to their left.
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    Instruct everyone to write on their new piece of paper, under the folded-over bit (no peeking!), the name of a female- living or dead, fictional or real.
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    Have everyone fold the top of the paper over again to conceal this name, and pass their paper to the person on their left once again.
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    Tell everyone to write where this two people are supposed to have met. This should generally begin with "to", "at", "under", etc.
    • Ex: "On top of Old Smokey"
    • Ex: "At a New Age card tournament"
    • Ex: "In a cardboard box under the 42nd St. Bridge"
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    Have everyone fold and pass their paper as before.
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    Instruct people to write the words, "He said" followed by whatever sentence comes to mind.
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    Fold and pass as before.
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    Have people write the words, "She said" and then whatever it is imagined that "she", whoever she is, may have said.
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    Fold and pass again.
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    Tell people to write "And then they" and to then complete the sentence as they see fit.
    • Ex: "And then they went ice-skating in Rockefeller Center."
    • Ex: "And then they eloped before high-tailing it to Belize."
    • Ex: "And then they played a hard-fought game of pool and she won."
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    Fold and pass one more time.
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    Choose who will read first, and then go clockwise around the table. As their turn comes up, each person unfolds their paper and reads the interesting story that the group has, however unconsciously, collaborated on.

Tips

  • It is not recommended that this be played by sober adults, but do what you like.
  • After several bottles of wine, you will be convinced that these are brilliant and should be published. Someone will start to collect them to save them for posterity. Do NOT read these the next morning- the magic will be gone. Trust me.
  • After a bottle of wine, you will all think that these are the funniest things you have ever written.

Things You'll Need

  • Lots of paper
  • Pen or pencil for each player

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