The basics of this program go as follows:
- Get some prizes for teams (remember you'll need 2 of every prize unless it is something that can easily be shared). We used some spirit wear, some MSU swag and Spartan Cash which can be spent on campus.
- Create a sign up. I used Google Forms to make it easy. Their set up is simple and the responses come to you in a very easy to sort way. I recommend setting a limit to the number of roommate pairs that can sign up, our limit was 25 (it was open to all of our building so roughly 200 roommate pairs).
- You'll need either some white boards or pads of paper, I use dollar store white boards because they are cheap and can be re-used from year to year. It also wastes less paper, GO GREEN!
- Come up with the questions. Below I have my questions for the game, you can come up with your own (more or less as needed as well) and determine how many points each question is worth.
- Set up the room so that there are enough chairs for one for each roommate pair, facing away from the door (also be sure to avoid facing reflective surfaces such as mirrors or large windows).
For Each Round
- One roommate from each pair leaves the room (Roommate 2)
- The remaining roommate from the pair (Roommate 1) sits in the chair and has the whiteboard.
- Round 1 - Roommate 1 Questions are asked by the RA's and each Roommate 1 writes their answers on the board.
- When all questions have been asked, Roommate 1 faces the whiteboard or paper towards the judges and Roommate 2 is brought in from outside of the room and stand behind the chairs of Roommate 1.
- The questions are then asked again, with Roommate 2 providing the answers that they feel their roommate would have put. Judges compare the answers provided by Roommate 2 to what was written by Roommate 1 and assign points.
- Roommate 1 then leaves the room and Roommate 2 sits in the chair, the process is repeated.
- After both roommates have answered Round 1 questions, RAs can decide to do eliminations or increase point values in some way to create more of a challenge or to dwindle the number of contestants for time sake.
- At the end, it is either the last Roommate pair standing, or the Roommate Pair with the most points who wins!