This game has many different names including “Who Am I?” The game is also known as “Guess the Famous Person” and “Who am I?”. The Tape Game is the name of this game. It is similar to HedBanz, but also like Twenty Questions. Players ask each other yes/no questions to guess the mystery person’s identity.
Painter’s tape and permanent markers are all you need to play this game. You can use black and neon-colored features to create a contrast. Find out how to play this game and why it suits neurodivergent minds.
What is the “Who Am I?” Game?
Each player should have a tape measuring three inches on their forehead.
You can write the name of a famous character or person you believe the tape wearer will recognize. You can choose a famous actor, comedian or actor.
Everyone stands or sits in a circular formation. The tape-wearer can only ask yes/no questions to guess the name on their forehead. If the answer is no, the tape-wearer may ask another question. If the answer is no, the next player may ask a question or try to guess who the forehead belongs to.
Players can tear off their tapes (triumphantly) when they correctly guess.
Here is a real-time example of the Tape Game:
The tape wearer doesn’t know that Lizzo is written on his forehead.
Are you an actress?
The tape wearer 2 doesn’t know that Bernie Sanders has been written on his back.
Tape wearer #2: Am I a politician?
Tape wearer #2: Am I liberal?
Tape wearer #2: Am I Joe Biden?
Tape wearer #1: Am I a singer?
Are you Taylor Swift, the first tape wearer?
Tape wearer #2: Am I Bernie Sanders?
[She enjoys watching other people guess and flail.]
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Can I play an Instrument if I wear tape?
Tape wearer #1: Am I Lizzo?
The tape is off!
Inadvertent facial expressions and comments are often the funniest part of answering questions. The audience and the players disagree on Principle Information like age, nationality, and supernatural powers. It can be confusing for someone trying to guess the name of Baby Yoda or soccer legend Pele.
My ADHD Students
This game promotes language processing, concentration, and awareness. This game also encourages self-regulation.
Attention is required by players when they are listening to other players’ responses to their questions. Players need attention to pay attention to other players’ reactions. They will gain valuable information about their secret characters. After I got E.T., this happened to me. I put my head on the desk and asked my male partner if he were there.
Players must organize their thoughts and remember all the clues they collected. (Wait! (Wait!
The players must not reveal their identities or give unneeded hints to friends. This is unlike my friend, who could not help but pantomime pointed ears when I was Spock and my husband played Spock.
My Autistic Students
This game uses the Gestalt principle of perspective-taking to create a unique experience.
It is not about giving a player a mysterious identity. This is not a fun thing to do. You need to choose the right person. It’s important to consider your age and background. I would not recommend Nelson Mandela or Eminem to an 8-year-old.
Players must always think “big picture” when answering questions. Oprah technically gets paid to write. She is not well-known as a writer. Oprah would not respond “yes” to the “Am I an Author?”.
My Language-Disordered Student
This game will help you improve your speaking and semantic skills.
Players can narrow their options by starting their questions with broad categories like gender, race, or profession. Don’t list the other handsome actors, like my husband. “Am I Brad Pitt?” George Clooney?” Idris Eba?
The players learn vocabulary to ask about fictional characters, sportspeople, and famous people. The teacher or leader can concentrate on morphosyntactic conjugations. Not “I’m Modal Verbs’ (“can do would, could”), this would also be great for English Language students, though it serves different purposes.
The adaptability of this game allows people with different abilities to use it. Students or players with communication or cognitive difficulties can tape images or stickers to their foreheads. If the guesser, for example, has a sticker or the appearance of a dolphin taped to his forehead, other players can guide their responses.
It’s funny to me and other older people. When it’s our turn again, many of us have forgotten the information. I cannot name all celebrities. We don’t all know the characters that kids believe we know. For example, Enderman, the Minecraft character. An older woman (ahem) guessed this incorrectly. This is why I think this game could have been more fun and less embarrassing. I am going to start revising the rules right away!