This article is a follow up to an older article featuring a game for connecting with others. You can read that article here.
The Rant Game
The last game focused on shared storytelling as a way of connecting with people you may not know very well. While it could be played with friends, that was its real value. This game which I call “The Rant Game” is different. This is a game for you and your friends to connect and share some laughs. Or to kill some time on a road trip or really whenever you’re bored. Its a fun game.
To play one person picks a topic, it can be any topic at all. Something political, sports, cheese, they’re significant other. The more ridiculous or challenging the subject to rant about the better. Then the person who’s turn it is, has to go on an “angry” tirade about that subject for one minute. Its a deceptively challenging game. Its easy to rant about something you’re passionate or upset about. But its much harder to rant about cucumbers completely on the spot. Therein lies the magic of the game, it gets people to be creative. And it gets people laughing and sharing moments together which is harder than it seems.
Pick a Topic and Rant For One Minute
I highly recommend you give this game a try with your friends or family the next time you get a chance. You won’t regret it.
If you’re having trouble thinking of some ridiculous topics to rant about heres a quick list I threw together. Good luck!
The Long Awaited List
Cost of gasoline
Talkative people on flights
Extremely sharp grass
The inability to rhyme a word with orange
People who don’t cover their mouth when they sneeze
Uncomfortable or itchy blankets
People saying “what” to you multiple times in a row
People watching you when you’re on your phone
And etc. Just pick something random from wherever you are and start playing. You’ll have a blast and deepen your friendships to boot.
If you found this game fun or clever share it with your circle. If you have or plan on playing the game comment some topics you think are funny.