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The "What If?" Game

Updated on January 11, 2020
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Do you have a restless child who needs something to do so that they won't climb the walls or a party that needs an extra activity to encourage some conversation? Are you looking for a writing exercise to make you think outside the box? That is where the What If? Game comes in. You don't need dice, a game board, or other supplies. All that you will need are some creative questions or scenarios to get the imagination juices flowing. There are no scores, so there are no winners or losers. Simply put some of these in a hat or randomly select them from the list and have fun with the answers.

Now, put on those thinking caps, and let's play What If?!

The Tough Questions...

  1. What if you were an artist who only had one crayon?
  2. What if you had a million dollars?
  3. What if you found out you were allergic to your favorite food?
  4. What if you had to leave the country and never come back?
  5. What if you lived in the Stone Age?
  6. What if you could teleport?
  7. What if you could fly?
  8. What if your pet could talk?
  9. What if you had to swim everywhere?
  10. What if you could time travel?
  11. What if you could only wear the color brown?
  12. What if you lived on Little House on the Prairie?
  13. What if robots ruled the world?
  14. What if Google never existed?
  15. What if ghosts followed you around, and you were the only person who could see them?
  16. What if Britney Spears was your sister?
  17. What if dinosaurs were still alive?
  18. What if people laid eggs?
  19. What if you got locked out of your house without your cell phone, and all that you have is a paperclip, a rubber band, and a piece of tin foil?
  20. What if you got lost in a foreign country without a translator or a map?
  21. What if you could only eat candy?
  22. What if you were allergic to your loved one?
  23. What if you were selected to move to Mars and were never able to come back?
  24. What if you could build your own island nation?
  25. What if you had to live in a cartoon?
  26. What if there wasn't any gravity?
  27. What if Christmas was in the summer?
  28. What if you met your favorite celebrity?
  29. What if you were followed around by a television crew all day, every day?
  30. What if you had to work in a sweatshop?
  31. What if you got sent to prison for a crime you didn't commit?
  32. What if you could live anywhere in the world?
  33. What if instead of having babies, you had puppies or kittens?
  34. What if you knew you only had one month to live?
  35. What if you could breathe underwater?
  36. What if zombies were real?
  37. What if you had to run a marathon backward?
  38. What if you got a free pass to "get rid of" one person?
  39. What if you could dig a hole straight through the Earth?
  40. What if you could talk to God, and He would answer?
  41. What if you were invisible?
  42. What if you were in a plane crash with only one other survivor?
  43. What if you met a genie and he gave you three wishes?
  44. What if you never had to sleep again?
  45. What if you woke up and found a stranger in your bed?
  46. What if there was only one song on the radio for the rest of your life?
  47. What if you had to give up everything you love except for one thing?
  48. What if you could only marry one person, but your spouse had to have multiple spouses?
  49. What if you were turned into a vampire?
  50. What if you found the Loch Ness Monster?
  51. What if you could have one job for the rest of your life, even if it only paid minimum wage?
  52. What if you were locked in a room with no way out?
  53. What if you found out you were adopted?
  54. What if you discovered you had a long lost twin?
  55. What if you could live in a shopping mall?
  56. What if you could clone yourself?
  57. What if you could live forever?
  58. What if you lived in a treehouse?
  59. What if you had to stay the same age forever?
  60. What if you became a celebrity and couldn't go anywhere without people recognizing you?
  61. What if your enemy saved your life?
  62. What if you transformed into an animal?
  63. What if you were pregnant/expecting many children at the same time (quadruplets/quintuplets/septuplets/octuplets, etc)?
  64. What if you discovered you are related to your favorite celebrity?
  65. What if you found out your parents were spies?
  66. What if you had to raise a million dollars in a year?
  67. What if you had a clone?
  68. What if you had to live in a bubble or die?
  69. What if a meteor was heading toward Earth, and there was only a week left?
  70. What if JFK was never assassinated?
  71. What if there was another Ice Age?
  72. What if flowers could talk?
  73. What if Oprah offered you a job?
  74. What if you became president?
  75. What if you got paid to play Monopoly?

What if...

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