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)