Directions: This game is like the Infinite Story Game described above. Except in this case, players begin their part of the story either with the word “Fortunately” or “Unfortunately.” They then proceed to tell a fortunate or unfortunate development in the story line. Fortunate and Unfortunate parts of the story alternate.
For example Player 1 could say: “Unfortunately, when the man crossed the street he stepped on a banana peel.” Player 2: Fortunately, he didn’t fall when he stepped on the peel. Player 3: Unfortunately, the man skated on the banana peel all the way across the street…” Player 4: Fortunately, there were no cars driving on the street at that time…” Player 5: Unfortunately, the man crashed into an ice cream cart parked along the curb…” Player 6: Fortunately, the man crashed into an ice cream cone and got to taste the best vanilla ice cream he ever had….”
Notes: This is a fun-for-all ages game. It can get quite silly! At the same time it can be a creative challenge and a good exercise for thinking on your feet.