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This game is an arc game.
This game is an arc game.

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[edit] Category

This game is an arc game.

[edit] Number of players

This game is traditionally played with 6-10 people with a host to read prompts.

[edit] Suggestions Taken

Unlike most short form improv games, suggestions for this game are not taken from the audience. A newspaper of some variety is to be acquired before the show. Headlines are then selected from this source to use as suggestions for this game.

[edit] How it is Played

The host will read a headline from the newspaper, such as "Greek life helps to retain freshmen". The players then step forward and take turns reenacting or providing alternative interpretations for those headlines. For example, a pair of performers may then step forward and one of them (a member of a fraternity) literally holds the other (a freshman) back from a delicious slice of pie.

[edit] Tips for Performance

  • The first performer should not hesitate to go for an obvious joke or interpretation. It's not always a show stopping joke, but it buys time for the other participants to think of other interpretations.
  • The performers should focus on finding creative ways to read the headlines. Using homophones is a must!
  • The host should switch to a new headline quickly, as there are only so many ways to spice up each headline.
  • The host should also try to choose headlines that lend themselves to variation.
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