Round Robin Story
• At Home: Writing instrument and paper/notebook
• Digitally: Any platform capable of group messaging
For the at home version, sit in a circle and make sure everyone has something to write with. Copy the first line from a randomly selected book, preferably fiction, onto a notebook or sheet of paper. Pass the notebook around the circle having each player add a few lines to the story. Once the story is completed, the first player reads the story out loud.
For added fun, give contributor a different color and have them sign their names on the back of the paper.
For the digital version, add players to a group chat through social media, a messaging app or other messaging platform. Players also can be invited to edit a file on Google Docs. Once everyone has been added to the platform, decide the order in which everyone will participate such as youngest to oldest or alphabetical.
Copy the first line from a randomly selected book, preferably fiction, into the document or type into the messaging platform. Each player then takes a turn adding a few lines to the story. Once everyone has taken a turn, turn the string of sentences into a cohesive story for everyone to enjoy.
This game also works as an oral storytelling game. Families can circle together in the living room or friends can gather in an online video platform to play.
Click here for a list of round robin story starters: https://people.ucalgary.ca/~dmjacobs/edis505/roundrobin.html