Whatever You Do – Don’t Smile with a Giveaway

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This game is Whatever You Do – Don’t Smile and is taken from the book 175 Great Games.

# of Players = 4 or more

Objects Needed = Paper, Pencils, Bowl

Divide the group into two teams. Players should write 5 different funny actions or settings on 5 slips of paper and place them all in a bowl. One player from each team goes to the front of the room. The first player has to choose a slip of paper and act out what is described on the paper. If the opposing player laughs or smiles within 10 seconds then he gets a point. If the opposing player does not laugh then the opposing team gets the point. Then switch sides. Start another round with two new players from each team and repeat the process so everybody has a chance to act and be the person trying not to smile. The first team to score 15 points is the winner!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 judybrittle September 29, 2009 at 4:56 am

This sounds like a lot of fun. I think trying to come up with the 5 funny situations to get them to laugh would be a great thinking exercise.This the young ones would enjoy playing too. I really would love to have this book.


2 Meryl (proud pinay) September 29, 2009 at 7:08 am

sounds like a fun game.


3 3palermosplusone September 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm

This game was sooo much fun! My husband and I played this with our five year old and she couldn't stop laughing! She didn't care she lost because of her laughing she was having a ball! Thanks for sharing 🙂


4 Kathy September 29, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Too funny! I would so lose at this. I smile all the time. The boys would get a kick out of doing this when we go out to eat. (laughing)
Thanks for sharing this


5 LittlePeopleWealth September 30, 2009 at 2:30 am

This is definitely a lot of fun – it reminds me of a game my mom used to play with us where we just had to stare at each other and not smile. I think it was a version of the "quiet game" though, LOL!


6 Dina September 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Sounds great! I would always be losing though – so hard to keep a straight face 😉


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