Manner of the adverb is a fun dramatic guessing game where participants act out various scenarios with different dramatic flair!
- Instruct two participants to leave the group momentarily. (It could be one person, but when two people go out, it’s more fun for them. No one is on the spot.)
- In the meanwhile, the rest of the group decides on a “fun” adverb – one they could all act out, and have fun with. Slowly is a good one. Nervously even better.
- When ready, the guessers are invited back in. They instruct any individual or group of individuals to do things in the manner of the adverb (hence, the name of the game). Their job is to guess the “manner.”
- For example: John, comb your hair in the manner of the adverb. Or, Tara, dance with Tim in the manner of the adverb. I like to let people make as many guesses as they want. I even encourage the actors, when things look bad for the guessers, to offer their own clues.