A lot of party hosts choose not to play games because they worry that stopping a party to play a game will keep their guests from freely mingling. Playing a game has the potential to be quite embarrassing for a host if the game does not catch on amongst the guests. No host wants to be the butt of a lot of jokes, but taking a risk by stopping the party to play a game together can backfire and cause the guests to make fun of the host for the rest of the party. However, some brave hosts and hostesses take the plunge anyway and try to coax their guests into playing a game together. Sometimes this risk works out just fine and everybody has a great time playing Charades, Balderdash, or another lively group game. However, even when a game goes over well, there are usually a few moments of tension before it is clear that things are going to turn out to the satisfaction of the guests and the host.
A game can make a party much more lively and fun because a game gets everybody to interact with each other. Even people who do not know each other very well can have a lot of fun playing a game together, so planning to play a game at a party is a great way for a host to encourage his or her guests to mingle with each other and to get to know some new people in the party setting. A great way to include a game that encourages people to mingle without taking the social risk of stopping the party in full swing to play a group game is to plan to play a party-long game like Who In The World Am I. To play Who In The World Am I, the host needs to do a little bit of preparation, but nothing that will take longer than ten or fifteen minutes. Playing Who In The World Am I does not require any fancy equipment or anything expensive, and the rules are so simple that even a child can participate, so there is no fear of leaving out anybody. Plus, because there is no set limit to the number of player who can participate in Who In The World Am I, it is easy to play Who In The World Am I even if you have an unexpectedly large number of attendees at your gathering.
To play Who In The World Am I, write the names of a bunch of famous people on blank pieces of paper. These people can be anyone from historical figures like George Washington or Napoleon Bonaparte to recent pop stars like Britney Spears or actors like Jamie Foxx. The only requirement is that they be well-known to such a large number of people that everybody at your party is likely to have heard of them. When your guests arrive, pin one piece of paper on each guest's back with a safety pin without letting the guest see who their person is. Throughout the course of the party, everybody the guest talks to should drop hints and clues to each other about the person on his or her back. This way, by the end of the party, everybody should have heard enough clues and hints about the person they are secretly wearing to be able to make an educated guess about who it is. You can give prizes to the people who guess correctly if you like, but often the best part of playing Who In The World Am I is how hilariously inappropriate some of the incorrect guesses are, so don't focus too much on accurate guesses!