Week 11 – Game Pitch: “Assumed Who?”

Assumed Who?
In this parody of ‘Guess who?’ assumptions are tested and thrown out the window. The character card includes an image, age, gender, name, occupation, salary, relationship status, and if the character has kids. Some cards will follow some stereotypes, while others will not. Do you make assumptions based on stereotypes? Find out!

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Assumed Who? is a parody of ‘Guess Who?’ and has several more added levels of difficulty. Assumed Who? has 50 characters cards and each character has descriptions including age, gender, name, occupation, salary, relationship status, and if the character has kids. This game tests the players on if they have assumptions about others based on these descriptors and/or appearance. The goal is to make people aware of any biases and to also allow for a, hopefully refreshing, period of time where every character is a blank slate. Since there would be so many characters there would be a page with each character on it. I would laminate the page and provide dry erase markers so players could take notes.

The basic gameplay would follow the original game, but this game is aimed at a more mature audience.

One thought on “Week 11 – Game Pitch: “Assumed Who?”

  1. In my opinion, this is absolutely brilliant. The idea of using a Guess Who style game to test peoples assumptions about gender (and you could even add race and sexuality!) is such a fantastic idea. I can’t wait to see what the characters look like. You could even add more diversity with genderqueer and nonbinary people. Would there be rules or another way to prevent making this a simple “Is their hair color brown” Guess Who game, to really force people to make or tackle assumptions? I’m so excited to see where you go with this idea.

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