Chat show host role play storytelling game at home video call

Chat show host

A role-play storytelling game (perfect for a video call)

2+ players
Aim of the game
Host a chat show and embarrass your family!
How well do you really know your family? If you could ask your parents any question in the world what would it be? How about your siblings or grandparents?

What happens when the kids are running the show?
game preparation
Before you start, check out these preparation instructions.
Chat show host cartoon wearing bowtie
Step 1

Decide the Chat Show Host

It's more fun if this is one of the kids! Let them decide the questions and host the show. If you're feeling really silly the host and guests could pretend to be completely different people, with new names, characters and costumes if you like!

Chat show host question sheets stack with pencil
Step 2

Write the questions

What kind of questions will you ask to get the amazing funny and embarrassing stories? Do you want the same questions for each person, or maybe different ones? Try these questions to get you started
Chat show host cartoon with hairbrush microphone saying please welcome the first guest
Step 3

Set the stage

Will this be an after dinner table game, or will you really go for it and set the room up like a real chat show? Think about some props that might come in handy, like a hairbrush for a microphone. Maybe even come up with a name and make a sign.

how to play

Start the show
What's your show called? Is there a theme? Announce the guests. Maybe even play some music! Try recording the whole thing to send to relatives.
Interview your guests
Got your questions ready? Just start interviewing your guests. If you want to dig a bit deeper, a good question to ask is 'Why?' Don't forget to make a note of any funny stories (these might come in handy later)

Share your show
Share your funny questions, photos and videos in the Family Games Challenge Facebook group The funniest ones get added to this page!

Some tips

  • If you're pretending to be different characters, you could use famous people in history and make it educational.
  • Try asking each guest to bring a favourite object with them so they can tell you why they love it so much.
  • Try a sheet over the doorway for guests to walk through at the start of the show. How about playing some music too?
  • Try recording the show on your phone to capture the funny stories and send to relatives.
  • Maybe even try playing this game over a video call with friends or family living in other places.

Some questions to get you started

  • What's your most embarrassing moment?
  • What's your funniest holiday disaster?
  • Your best day ever?
  • Your worst day ever?
  • Best present you've ever had?
  • Best present you gave someone?
  • If you could invite anyone to be a guest on this show, who would it be and why?
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