by Charlie Albuery
So, blogistas (sounds a bit girly), blogites (a little cult-y?), bloginators (got it!), I implore you, if only for the reasons stated above; spread this game, it’s great fun, and inspires some great debate. My 20-minute argument with my father over who is more likely to bite off a man’s arm in a petting zoo out of Chewbacca and Sully is to this day the most open and communicative we have ever been.
For those of you who don’t know me I’ve never been good at team games. Due to a mixture of poor co-ordination and general loneliness as a child I never played football; attempting it later in life I discovered it was just as well I never tried – I played like a dyspraxic yeti on a hotplate with a tremor, in both hands, wearing a mask and moon boots…. I think you get the point.
Anyway I digress.
I was never good at team games, but I consider myself the expert at THE team game, so, in an attempt to make something I’m actually good at popular (competitive falling over never really caught on) I am publicising ‘The Team Game’ along with a few, hopefully, entertaining examples for your enjoyment and contemplation.
I think we’re on to the next football….
The Team Game’ – The Rules
You will need three people (2 players and a judge)…… and a large amount of tedium
1 – The judge picks a scenario and a pool of characters from which to choose
2 – Each player chooses their ‘team’ based upon the criteria and has 2 minutes to justify their choice
3 – The judge decides the winner (although it is nearly always painfully obvious who has won)
So, for example, as the judge, I could say ‘Choose three Disney characters you would choose to help you survive the zombie apocalypse’. Given that topic, my team would be:
- Hercules (that’s how they spell it in the film!)
- Baloo (haha I have a bear)
- Jessica Rabbit (requires no explanation)
Or I could say ‘You open a petting zoo with three creatures from film’:
- Gizmo from ‘Gremlins’
- A wookiee
- Falcor the luck dragon
Or ‘Create a family from film: Parents and child siblings’
- Liam Neeson in ‘Taken’
- Sarah Connor from ‘Terminator’
- Dash from ‘The Incredibles’
- And of course, Scarlett Johanssen, in anything…
How about a personal favourite? ‘You killed a man. Choose your legal team of TV characters’
- Sherlock (Cumberbatch, not Tommy Lee Cooper… Obviously)
- Harvey Spectre
- Jeff Winger
Now, if you disagree with me, (a) You’re wrong and (b) please leave a comment on your better choices or (c) even come up with a great topic that needs sharing (What? Pushing for comments? Me? Never…)
So, my friends, I leave you with perhaps my favourite topic of all:‘The Top 3 Fictional Canadians’:
- Wolverine (duh)
- Barney Stinson (but only a quarter on his father’s side)
- William Shatner (no one that obnoxious can be real)