Spanish Omelette is a fun word guessing game. It works with anything from two people, but is better with at least three or four.
Someone 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, but for older age groups it can be real or imaginary, alive or dead, physical things or ideas…
The first question of the game is always “is it Spanish Omelette?” to which the thinker will reply “no, but like Spanish Omelette it is…” and think of a feature both items have.
“No, but like Spanish Omelette it is mostly white” (eg. a sheep)
“No, but like Spanish Omelette it is smaller than a person” (eg. a chair)
“No, but like Spanish Omelette it is made up of lots of things” (eg. an aeroplane)
The questioners continue to ask if the item is like different things, finding out more and more about the item, until they can guess what it is.
Tip: It s a good idea to guess a wide variety of things at the beginning so you get lots of different characteristics, rather than guessing many things that share the same characteristic.
Take it Further
If you enjoyed this, you might also like French Toast. Like Spanish Omelette it is a fun word guessing game!
There are many other great games 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.