Monday, January 02, 2006

Movie Star/Famous people game

We played a fun game at a great New Year's Eve Party on Saturday Night. The first person picks a famous person. The next one must think of a famous person whose first name starts with the same letter as the previous last name, and so on done the line. If someone thinks of a person whose first and last names begin with the same letter then the play reverses. (instructions and an internet reference to legitimize this are here)

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Let's play a round - Player one says Joe Pesci, Player Two says Paul Shaffer, Player Three says Stephen Sondheim (reverse), back to Player Two who says Steve Harvey, to Player One who says Harry Houdini, reverse to Player two, etc..

We had a lot of fun, especially reversing, because then the pressure is on to come up with famous people even faster than normal. The reverses were especially popular because it was harder to come up with first and last names with the same letter. I suggest Internet Movie Database ( for more famous people names.

More fun was confusing people with C pronounced like S names (Cindy Crawford, reverse!) or foreign language derived names where you couldn't be sure what the first letter was (Julio Iglesias anyone?). Sometimes people would pipe up with ficticious people, like Peter Parker, or single name celebrities, like Madonna, or some rap stars names like Ole' Dirty Bastard... is that a B next?

This is not like the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, which requires much more movie knowledge or internet access to the Bacon Oracle at UVa. That game is all about networks.


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