This game is a gimmick scene game.
Number Of Players
This game is played with 3 players.
Suggestions for this game limited, mainly restricted to areas where a stationary performer can make a mess. Examples include a cooking show or a medical class.
How It Is Played
Beforehand, a number of items are collected for use during the game. These items should be visible, distinctive, and messy - but with safety in mind. Oftentimes, tarp is laid down and towels are at the ready for cleanup afterwards.
Once the suggestion has been taken, one performer takes the role of the straight man who guides the scene and is free to move and speak freely. The other two performers pair up one in front of another. The front performer is stationary, often giving a demonstration or explaining a process. The rear performer, hidden behind the first performer's body, acts as the front performer's hands and arms (hence the game title) and manipulates all the objects (often placed on a table in front of them).
Tips For Performance
- The straight man performer steers the scene and provides prompts/reasons for interacting with the objects. The scene should end when most or all of the objects have been utilized and there is a natural conclusion to the performance (e.g. the demonstration is finished).
- The front performer should be prepared to get very messy and possibly ingest questionable combinations of ingredients.
- The rear performer (the helping hands) should use every excuse to make a mess and botch the demonstration for maximum humor.