Noises Off

A fun and silly sound guessing game


A fun and funny sound game, Noises Off is a chance to make some crazy sounds. It’s also a great way to work on listening skills with younger players!

How to play

One player or a small group of players go behind a screen.

They decide upon and make a noise or noises of indeterminate origin. These should be as weird and wonderful as possible.

The remaining players write down their suggestions as to what they think the noises are, then share their thoughts with the group. For example — drinking soup through a straw, yodelling with a sore throat, walking through thick mud.

This is also adaptable to play online – everyone who is not a noise maker turns off their sound and turns their back to the screen.  The noise makers decide on their noise or noises. Everyone else then turns their sound back on and the noise makers turn off their videos before making their noises.

Take it further

This is taken from 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.

If you enjoyed Noises Off and want to try another noisy game, try playing Rainstorm.

It is great we are starting to have face to face activities again – make sure you and your group stay safe by following our latest guidelines on physical meetings.

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