A popular game in German-speaking countries (and my nan’s personal favourite!), ‘City, Country, River‘ (in German: ‘Stadt, Land, Fluss’) has been played for generations and bears similarities to Scattergories. Be the first to think of a word for each category beginning with a certain letter. You can use the classic categories (city, country, river) or make up your own!
Just print out a board, have a friend print out one for themselves or send them a copy, and get playing over the phone!
Tips for effective gameplay:
- Certain letters can sound really similar (J and K, M and N, etc.). Therefore, sometimes it can help to clarify which letter you mean by saying, for example, “C for cat” or “E for elephant”.
- Have patience! When playing games over the phone, it’s inevitable that at some point, confusion can occur and people are no longer sure what the next letter is, or what round you’re on, etc. Taking the time to solve the problem will mean you will have more fun in the long run!
5 – 20min
1) 1 pen or pencil
2) A print out of the ‘City, Country, River‘
Disclaimer: Keep in mind that phone calls cost money, so be sure to check your phone credit situation first. If you’re a kid, also make sure to check with your grown-ups before downloading anything or making any calls! 😊