Mood Guessing
intermediate.png
players.png ~3-20
time.png 10 min
props.png cue-deck × 0 inspire-deck × 0 dice × 0 time-tracker

Everyone thinks of a mood. Keep the moods secret. Improvise together. Everyone playing their own moods. At the end try to guess each other's moods.

Set up

Discuss or write down a list of moods. Everyone secretly picks one mood.

Gameplay instructions

Group improvises for eight minutes with everyone musically interpreting their secret mood. Remember, you don’t have to always be playing. Try to listen to others.

Gamemaster's notes

Here’s a list that you could use. Choose 10 for a small sized group, more for anything bigger. Be careful, some are harder than others!

Aggravated / Alone / Angry / Anxious / Ashamed / Bitchy / Blissful / Bored / Calm / Chaotic / Cheerful / Confused / Curious / Dark / Defensive / Delusional / Depressed / Disappointed / Dorky / Drunk / Energetic / Excited / Fearful / Flirty / Forgetful / Giddy / Guilty / Happy / Heartbroken / High / Holy / Hopeful / Hungry / Intense / Jealous / Lazy / Lost / Loved / Moody / Morbid / Numb / Paranoid / Patient / Sad / Scared / Sick / Silly / Smart / Sorry / Surprised / Tired / Uncomfortable / Unwanted / Violated / Worthless

Variants

If you have enough players (15+), here's an optional easier variant for you. Create small teams - one mood for each team. One team plays for 5 minutes with the other players watching. When finished the watchers guess the mood. The next team goes next, and so on.

Game Designer

Marcus Staniec (notrightmusic)

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