Who Done It (Whodunit)

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Who Done It? is an icebreaker that reveals interesting (and sometimes incredible!) things people have done. It’s a simple guessing game that is straightforward to play.

This game is a get-to-know-you style icebreaker in which players try to guess which person corresponds to each item written on notecards. The recommended group size is a medium sized group of about eight to sixteen people, although the game can be adapted to accommodate other sized groups. Playing this icebreaker indoors is most ideal. Materials required are: several notecards and pens. Who Done It? is playable by all ages, including college students and adults in corporate settings.

Setup and Gameplay for Who Done It (Whodunit?)

This game can be played individually or with two teams. For extremely large groups, choose ten volunteers and split them into two teams of five. To set up the game, pass out an index card and a pen for each participant. Ask each person to write down something interesting they have done. Examples include the following:

  • I went skydiving once.
  • I got arrested before.
  • I once drank a gallon of milk.
  • I lived in seven different states.
  • I ate bugs before.

Try to instruct people to write a fact that most people don’t already know – the sillier (or more unbelievable) the better. Collect all the cards (separate them into two piles if two teams are playing). Shuffle the cards and then pass them back out. Each person (or team) takes turns reading aloud their card and then the reader must guess whose fact he or she read. After he or she guesses, the guessed person simply says “yes” or “no”. If the person guesses correctly, the guessed person can briefly explain what they wrote (if desired). The guessing continues until all cards are exhausted. Everyone reveals who wrote which card at the end.

The Who Done It? game is a good, simple get-to-know-you game that is especially good for groups with new people, or for whenever you wish to help people get to know each other better to break the ice. Sometimes humorous facts can be revealed, leading people to exclaim, “You did WHAT?”

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