French Toast

A confusing comparisons word game!


French Toast is a fun and silly word game – it can be played at home, in the car, on a walk, over zoom…  Similar to Eye Spy, it involves guessing a word someone else has thought of – but with a twist! You need at least two people to play – but it works with loads more too.

Getting Started

One player thinks of a thing and the other players are going to try to guess it.

In this game the thing can be anything. For younger age groups it can be good to limit it to things you can see, or a theme like ‘an animal’ or ‘something you would find. in the park’.  For older age groups it can be absolutely anything – real or imaginary, alive or dead, physical things or ideas…

Question Time

The first question of the game is always “is it French Toast?” to which the thinker will reply “no”.

Then the second question of the game the guessers make a guess. And the thinker replies with whether the thing they are thinking of is more like the guess or like French Toast. If it’s more like the guess, then that becomes the new standard that later guesses are compared to.

For example. The thinker is thinking of an apple.
“Is it a giraffe?”. “No, it’s more like French Toast” (it’s a food)
“Is it a football?”. “No, but it is more like a football than like French Toast” (it’s round)
“Is it a chair?”. “No, it’s more like a football” …

The questioners continue to ask if the item is different things, and try to figure out what it is based on the things it is similar and different to.

Tip: As you can see in the example, it’s not always obvious whether the thing is more like one thing or another. Don’t worry too much, that’s part of the fun of it!

Take it Further

If you enjoyed this, you might also enjoy Spanish Omelette.

There are lots of other games to try in the book Games, Games, Games, a publication with around 250 group games. The games are essentially co-operative in nature and develop skills and attitudes which encourage learning together and supporting one another.

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