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How to Play Your Favorite Tonight Show Games at Home!

How to Play Your Favorite Tonight Show Games at Home!

Posted By Tonight Show Staff 07/20/2015

Love watching Jimmy and his guests play games on the show? Here's a DIY guide to playing some of your favorite Tonight Show games at home!

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Games At-A-Glance

HOW TO PLAY WATER WAR



Materials:
  • Ten cups of water
  • One bowl of water, or one squirt gun
  • A table
  • A deck of cards

Location:
  • An area you don't mind getting wet


Set-Up:
  • The two opponents sit at opposite ends of a table, with five cups of water on each side.
  • Divide the deck of cards in half, with one half on each side of the table.ew gif

Play:
  • Play the card game "War."
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  • Each player flips over one card from their pile at a time, and the higher value card wins! (Aces are high!)
  • If you lose the round, your opponent gets to throw a cup of water at you.ew gif
  • The first person to throw five cups on their opponent gets to dump a whole bowl of water on, or fire a squirt gun at their opponent.
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HOW TO PLAY EGG RUSSIAN ROULETTE


Materials:
  • A carton of eggs
  • A table

Location:
  • An area you don't mind getting messy

Set-Up:
  • Hardboil 8 eggs and put them back into the carton with the 4 raw eggs.
  • Have a third person shuffle the eggs around in the carton so the players don't know which ones are raw and which ones are hardboiled.
  • The two opponents sit at opposite ends of a table with the carton of eggs in the center.ew gif

Play:
  • Players take turns selecting one egg and smashing it upon their heads.
  • Players will not know which eggs are raw and which are hardboiled.
  • Once you choose an egg, you must smash it on the top of your head. No put-backs!
  • The first one to smash two eggs on the top of their head loses.ew gif
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HOW TO PLAY WORD SNEAK



Materials:
  • Ten slips of paper
  • Writing utensil

Set-Up:
  • Compile a list of ten random, funny words.
  • Write each one on a slip of paper.
  • Divide them evenly between all players, face down.

Play:
  • Your goal is to work the words on the slips of paper as casually and as seamlessly as possible into a conversation.
  • Players have to incorporate their words, in order, into the conversation.
  • You can't look at the next word until you've used the current word.ew gif
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HOW TO PLAY LIP SYNC BATTLE



Materials:
  • Something to play music from (boom box, iPod/iPhone speaker, etc.)
  • Fake microphone (hairbrush, toy microphone, etc.)

Set-Up:
  • Each player chooses two songs to lip sync and perform.
  • They cannot tell the other players what songs they've chosen.

Play:
  • The battle is on! Players alternate lip-syncing until all of their songs in the battle have been performed. (Bonus points for accessories or choreographed dance moves!)
  • After everyone has performed, have your audience clap to determine the winner of the Lip Sync Battle.paul ruddemma stonejimmy lip sync
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HOW TO PLAY TRUE CONFESSIONS



Materials:
  • Index cards
  • Writing utensil
  • Timer

Set-Up:
  • Players write down one true confession about themselves (that the other players don't know) and one lie about themselves on index cards and put them both face down in front of them.
  • Label the backs of the cards "1" and "2" randomly.

Play:
  • On Player One's turn, the other players choose either Player One's "1" or "2" card.
  • Player One reads the card that the other players selected and starts the sixty second timer as soon as they've finished reading.
  • The other players then have sixty seconds to interrogate Player One.
  • When the timer goes off, the interrogators each guess if Player One is lying or telling the truth.
  • Play continues until each of the players has been questioned.
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HOW TO PLAY SAY ANYTHING



Materials:
  • Scotch tape

Play:
  • Players take turns saying random words. The first person to stumble, blank, or repeat a word loses that round.
  • The winner of each round then gets to apply a piece of tape to the loser's face.
  • Play until someone loses three times and has three pieces of tape on their face.
  • Make sure to document your taped faces at the end of the game!
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HOW TO PLAY FAMOUS FACE-OFF



Materials:
  • Table
  • Timer
  • Popsicle sticks/straws
  • Printed pictures of celebrities

Set-Up:
  • Print out ten pictures of celebrities' faces per player.
  • Tape each face to a popsicle stick/straw.
  • Place a stack of ten faces face down in front of each person.
  • Divide the group into pairs (you need an even number of players), and players should sit opposite their partners.

Play:
  • Set the timer for sixty seconds at the beginning of every round.
  • On your turn, hold up one of the celebrity face masks in front of your face.
  • Your partner has to give you clues to get you to guess who you are as quickly as possible. The person giving the clues can't say any part of the person's name.
  • Once you've correctly guessed which celebrity you are, put your mask down, and the next pair will take their turn.
  • If you're holding a mask when the buzzer goes off, your team loses that round. Play the best of three rounds.
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HOW TO PLAY 5-SECOND SUMMARIES



Materials:
  • Index cards
  • Something to write with
  • Timer

Set-Up:
  • Each player gets a stack of three index cards.
  • Players write three movie titles on index cards and place them face down in front of them. They do not reveal the phrases they have written to each other.

Play:
  • Player One picks up their first card and sets the timer for five seconds.
  • Player One tries to describe the plot of the movie on their card in five seconds as the timer counts down. The other players try to guess which movie it is. When the timer goes off, time's up!
  • Note: You can't use any words in the title or say any of the actors' names.
  • Players switch roles, and a new player tries to get the other players to guess the movie on their card.
  • See how fast you can guess all the movies on all the players' cards.
  • If you want a challenge, try a round with only three seconds, or only one second!5-second summaries
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HOW TO PLAY THE WHISPER CHALLENGE



Materials:
  • Index cards
  • Something to write with
  • A pair of headphones
  • Device to play music from

Set-Up:
  • Each player gets a stack of five index cards.
  • Both players write 5 random phrases on index cards and place them face down in front of them. They do not reveal the phrases they have written to each other.

Play:
  • One person puts the headphones on and turns on loud music. The music has to be loud enough so that they can't hear the other player talking.
  • The other person then picks up a card from the stack of cards and reads it out loud, facing the person with headphones on.
  • The person wearing the headphones has to try to guess what phrase the person reading the card is saying.
  • The player with the headphones has three chances to successfully guess something on one of the cards in the stack, and then the players switch roles, and the other person puts the headphones on and tries to guess.
  • First to three correct guesses wins!
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