This game is versatile, which makes it a great choice for any occasion. It doesn’t require any prep time or materials, and takes very little effort or time to actually play.
Once everyone arrives, you simply ask each person to brainstorm a few “what if?” questions, such as “what if you were stuck on a deserted island, which four things would you bring?” or “what if you had a time machine, where era would you go back to and why?” (If you feel as though your group might have a hard time coming up with these types of questions, then make them up yourself beforehand).
Once all of the “what if?” questions are figured out, then you all sit down and each person asks their question. You will find out a lot about those in your group by the answers they choose, such as what they think is important and the overall sense of their characters. For instance, if one of the members states that they would take a book, a piano, and an easel with them to the deserted island, you know that they are interested in culture and the performing arts. You might just be surprised at how much you can find out about someone by posing a simple “what if?”.
This ice breaker game is ideal for parties, work events and even one on one situations with someone you’d like to get familiar with. Remember, you never know which of the near strangers that you meet at a social gathering can potentially become a future client or friend, so keep the “what if?’ questions at the ready, just in case.