Play This at Home | 10,000 Questions

We The Curious has been busy over the last couple of years gathering questions from the people of Bristol and beyond. You might have heard that we are working on a massive new exhibition based entirely on these curious questions: Project What If

 

We’ll be sharing lots more about Project What If in the future but if you can’t wait to get your hands on some of Bristol’s curious questions, we’ve got just the thing for you.  

 

10,000 Questions is a party game that can be played in person or remotely, via video call. All you need is either pens and paper or a computer. 

 

Where

At Home / Remotely

Who for

Ages 5+




Setting Up 

 

Playing in person 

Each player will need their own pen or pencil and some little bits of paper to write on 

Print out or download the ‘Questions’ pdf (at the bottom of the page). If you’ve printed it out, you might want to cut up the questions into individual ‘cards’. 

 

Playing Remotely 

Invite everyone who is playing to a video call.  

Download the ‘10,000 Questions game sheet’ pdf below and send everyone a copy.

 

How to Play 

Playing in person 

Choose one player to start as the Question Boss. That player picks a question that they think is interesting, cool or funny and reads it out loud. 

Each other player secretly writes down an answer to the question on a piece of paper and hands it to the Question Boss. Don’t worry about being right or wrong. Just respond to the question however you want. 

The Question Boss mixes up all of the responses, reads them out one-by-one then decides which was their favourite. They can decide this however they like, it could be the funniest answer or the one that made them the most curious. 

Then, choose a new Question Boss and play another round. 

 

Playing Remotely 

Choose one player to start as the Question Boss. That player picks a question that they think is interesting, cool or funny and reads it out loud. 

Each other player writes down an answer to the question and sends it to the Question Boss. If you want to keep things anonymous, you could all type your answers into a shared document (e.g. Google Docs) Don’t worry about being right or wrong. Just respond to the question however you want. 

The Question Boss reads out all of the responses one-by-one then decides which was their favourite. They can decide this however they like, it could be the funniest answer or the one that made them the most curious. 

Then, choose a new Question Boss and play another round.

 

Winning The Game 

You don’t have to play for points! Perhaps exploring some interesting questions and finding out what makes each other curious is enough of a reward in itself. 

If you do want a winner though, award one point to whoever wrote down the Question Boss’ favourite response each round. Decide at the start how many rounds to play; whoever has the most points at the end of the final round is the winner. 

 

Advanced Variant: Who Said What?

See how well you know each other’s curiosity!  

If you’re playing with people you know well or you want to get to know the other players better, try this variant. 

Instead of the Question Boss picking their favourite response, players try to guess who wrote each response.  

The Question Boss reads out all of the answers then repeats one of them. On a count of three, each player points to or says the name of whoever they think wrote that response. 

 

Super Advanced Variant : Make it Up! 

Can you make up your own game to play with these curious questions? After all, we didn't come up with them, they’re yours to do what you want with!  

Get creative and see what you can come up with. 

 

 

Image Credits: (Top- Lisa Whiting, Middle- Daniel Watkiss)

 



 

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