Who Would Win? is a game that kids love to play, but it’s also a great way to encourage them to think logically and solve problems for themselves. It’s a game that’s very easy to play, you simply have to come up with a pair of items and work out which one of them would win if they were involved in a fight. The choice of pairings can be real (who would win, a lion or a tiger?), imaginary (who would win, a dinosaur or a woolly mammoth?), abstract (who would win, the sun or the wind?), mechanical (who would win, a car or a motorbike?), surreal (who would win, a dinosaur or a car?), whimsical (who would win, a rainbow or a cloud?) or even non-sensical (who would win, a rock or electricity?). However, no matter what the pairing, you need to say who you think would win, and come up with some sort of logical answer to support your choice. This means that the important point isn’t to select the ‘right’ answer (because most times there won’t be a clear-cut winner), but rather to be able to logically justify your choice.
How Long Does It Take To Play? Each round of this game will usually take between two and five minutes, but if you happen upon a particularly interesting pairing, the resulting discussion may last much longer.
Ages: Four and older.
Core Life Skills It Will Help Develop: Critical Thinking Skills – Logical thinking and supporting your conclusions in a logical manner.
What Do You Need To Play It? There is nothing that you need to play this game, other than a few minutes of your time.
Preparation: There is no real preparation required for this game.
How Do You Play It? The best way to play this game is for one of you to come up with a Who Would Win? pairing, and then for you to both explain which member of the pair you think would win, and why. If you wish, you can debate each others responses, but remember to keep any discussions friendly and constructive, rather than combative. Once you have finished discussing your first pairing, then you can take turns in coming up with new ones until you wish to finish the game.
When And Where Can You Play It? This game can be played almost anywhere and at almost any time.
About The Author: This post was written by Colin Drysdale, the creator of How To Raise A Happy Genius.