Character games are a handy tool for creating, developing and experimenting with characters. They can be a useful starting point for your own creations or a means of exploring a particular type of character.

Boom Chicka Boom

This is a camp style game that is great for warming up the voice and developing accents.

Connect Me

Connect to different words to spark discussions or to delve into characters.

Fruit Bowl / Anyone Who?

A classic game than can be adapted and used in a variety of ways.

HASH (Happy-Angry-Sad-Happy)

Focus on the characterisation during quick changing emotions

Master Master, Who Am I?

A game to encourage accent, a silly voice or character to disguise your identity.

Park Bench

A classic improvisation game based around the characters you might meet on a park bench.

Ship Ahoy!

A classic game - useful to develop listening skills and spatial awareness.

Games could be a beginning starter, an introducing step during a workshop or as an end plenary. They are a platform for further development and are never meant to be the whole session on their own.

The nature of drama games is that they are shared, adapted and extended. The original author is not so important as the shared practice. You’ll find games on the site that you’ve seen before, called something different or that you even use in your own teaching toolkit.

We hope that among the known games are ideas of how to refresh old ones as well as new games to use.