Shoulda Said is a scene game.
Number Of Players
Normal suggestions of a location, relationship between characters, or anything to set up a general scene.
How It Is Played
A normal shortform improv game, the scene progresses as normal. When the host (or a designated third party) indicates (normally by yelling "Shoulda Said!" or through a sound effect such as a bell or buzzer), the last line spoken by a player must be changed.
Tips For Performance
- If a line of yours is "buzzed," be sure to change it drastically. If the original line is "I'm going to Wal-Mart," don't change it to "I'm going to Target." Change it to "I'm going to put flowers on my dead mother's grave."
- As the person "buzzing," not all things that are marked have to be spoken dialogue. If someone sings, dances, or does something unusual that would be funny to be seen a different way, do it.
- As the person "buzzing," try not to mark the same line more than twice. This puts unnecessary pressure on the performers to come up with something, and it can be inorganic.