What's Yours Like? Bridal Shower Edition.
May 12, 2015 10:02 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to play a few rounds of "What's Yours Like" at the bridal shower I'm hosting this weekend. Please help me think of wedding/domestic/romantic guess words to use in the game. Difficulty: not everyone is married or even coupled.

If you don't know how the game is played, please see below *.

I thought it would be really fun to use guess words like "significant other" and "wedding ring" or maybe "ring finger" but of course those things are not inclusive. So now I'm at a loss coming up with things that are both theme-appropriate and funny. Please help?

* In this game, all players except the one in the hot seat look at a guess word and then creatively describe what theirs is like. They might be telling about their swimsuit, neighbor, closet, hair or any of the other 300-plus words in the game. The player in the hot seat then tries to link all the clues together to figure out what is being described. The best part about this game is that the hilarious clues come from people who play the game. The player who guesses his or her word with the fewest number of clues wins.
What do you think players are describing with these clues?

Mine keeps getting bigger.

I compare mine with others.

My wife likes mine.

I never see mine.

I receive mine once a month.

You wouldn't believe what I do for mine.

Mine disappears too fast.
What's Yours Like? is for 4 or more players ages 10 to adult.
posted by kitcat to Grab Bag (3 answers total)
I agree that it will be a BIG challenge if you want to keep it wedding/relationship themed and you have people who aren't married/in relationships. I'm married myself but I spent many a year single and a game like this, done incorrectly, would have made me feel very uncomfortable. Hell, just going to a bridal shower when almost everyone else is married/in a relationship can be a downer, so a game like this would very possibly be just super depressing and awkward for someone not in a relationship. Seriously.

So with that in mind, I think you need to choose words that are more domestic maybe, or just life-related. Words that CAN have distinct relationship associations, but aren't only connected to relationships.
- toilet paper (in some relationships there is an issue over not replacing it, what direction to hang it, type to buy, etc)
- dishwasher
- tv remote
- Netflix
- dirty laundry
- alarm clock
- grocery list
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 10:23 AM on May 12, 2015 [4 favorites]

Thanks for making the effort not to make it too couple-y. If you want to include a bit of such stuff, include it as a hypothetical, i.e. not "your SO" but "your dream guy", not "your honeymoon" but "your ideal vacation", not "your church" but "your perfect wedding location". Don't do too much of that, either, because for someone who really isn't that into being part of a couple, there's no such thing as a "dream wedding" - but one or two among the list could be possible.
posted by aimedwander at 10:47 AM on May 12, 2015

If you're trying to be inclusive (and thank you!) go for "your dream date" or something equally gender neutral instead of "your dream guy".
posted by joycehealy at 11:57 AM on May 12, 2015

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