Up to 30. Larger groups have tackled this game, but it becomes increasingly harder, of course.
Introductions in the classroom or at a meeting. This is a fabulous game for classes involving memory.
Depends entirely on the size of the group and how much trouble people have remembering.
The first person gives his or her name: Cranky Carla. The second person gives the first person’s name and then his own name: Cranky Carla, Blue-eyed Bob. The third person starts at the beginning, reciting each person before her and adding her own: Cranky Carla, Blue-eyed Bob, Zesty Zelda.
If you’re teaching a class that involves memory, debrief by talking about the effectiveness of this game as a memory technique. Were certain names easier to remember than others? Why? Was it the letter? The adjective? A combination?