Family Feud Type

by Christopher Tow

I am thinking about using your questions for a family feud type of a "party game in the living room" on Christmas Day at my sister's house.

I was going to do 2 games --

1.) The first being a simple TRIVIA Quiz - warm up types of a game using your questions. ........ maybe using 2 separate teams .......... and

2.) The second using a family feud type of a format, except first do one
with "Boys versus the Girls", then another one "Massachusetts residents vs Rhode Island residents" .............

QUESTION: WHAT props do I need?
One of those BIG presentation easels with paper and then magic markers?



I would personally get 5 pieces of white or any other light colored bristol board.

I would do 4 rounds before the fast round.

2 rounds of single point score.
1 round of double point score.
1 round of triple point score.

On those four pieces of bristol board I would make a chart of three columns wide (one narrow column to number the responses, one wide column to record the players' responses and one narrow one to record the score). As far as how many rows down will depend on the questions and how many top answers you want to use.

Eg. For the first question I might use...
What is a popular holiday greeting?

To the teams you would say, "We surveyed 100 people and asked them, 'What is a popular holiday greeting?' We have recorded the top 4 answers.

First person to hit the bell gets to answer. If their answer is on your list record it next to the appropriate number and then add the score. If not on your list toot a bicycle horn or clang a pot. Continue in this way.

You don't have to use all of the answers, but if you choose to go down to answers that have only 2 or 3 responses you need to include all with that same number value.

On the fifth piece of Bristol board I would set up a chart 6 columns wide - narrow number, wide answer, narrow score, narrow number, wide answer, narrow score. 6 rows down - 5 for the answers and one for the total score.

After the first person gives their answers and you record their score, fold the board in half so the second contestant won't see those answers till the very end.

After conducting a Christmas Family Feud survey on this site, I gave all the answers with two or more responses, especially for the fast money round. That way any answer on the list will get some points.

You should not lump the 2 point answers together. That will not properly reflect popularity of the answer.

Prizes could be anything from gift certificates to chocolate.

Hope this helps.


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