One of my recent ideas for a game was based around the theme of the popular activity of thinking of the things you would like to accomplish before you die. It sounds quite morbid but in many ways creating a bucket list is simply goal setting and can be motivational. I encourage young people to do it and to update it…everyone should have a bucket list…a living document. Anyway, here is my idea for…
BUCKET LIST: The Party Game
From 2 to 8 players
Time 30 – 45 minutes
To guess what activities your co-players have chosen for their bucket list. The player whose guesses are correct the most will win the game. Bonus points for having a unique bucket list.
200 activity cards
Eight coloured pawns to represent players
Eight sets of tokens with one of each player colour
Tokens marked A, B, C, D in the eight colours of the pawns
One bucket list pad
Game Set Up
Each player receives;
- A coloured pawn to represent the colour they will be playing
- Coloured tokens representing each of the opposing players
- A, B, C and D tokens matching their coloured pawn
- A bucket list sheet from the pad and a pencil
The event cards are shuffled and the top four cards placed face up in a row.
From right to left the cards represent A, B, C and D
After the four cards are revealed the players choose which activity A, B, C or D they would most add to their bucket list and which activity they think the other players would choose. Each player takes the coloured tokens representing the opposing players and places them face down next to the card that they think the opposing players have chosen for their bucket list. Each player writes down their selection and then places the token representing their choice in front of them.
The choices are revealed and points awarded. For every correct guess a player gets one point. The total points are written next to the choice on the player’s bucket list.
At the end of the game the player with the most points wins and everyone goes home with a start of their bucket list!