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Roommate Game" or "The Newly Roommie
program is a great program for almost any
community. Consider doing it early in the
year, but allow enough time for roommates
to get to know one another. There is often
a "honeymoon" period at the beginning
of the year, and real conflicts don't start
to show up until after the first few weeks.
This can be a good time to do this program.
Determine the best time for your community.
on a date for your event. Talk to your residents
and fellow staff to find out what time/day
would be ideal. Ideally, you should provide
yourself at least 2 weeks for planning and
advertising. Keep the above considerations
in mind for this program.
Designate staff members for the various roles.
Get prizes. If your budget allows it, get
some prizes. If not, try to get local businesses
to donate prizes.
Decide on food and drinks. Depending on your
budget, decide what you want to serve as refreshments,
and make plans to go shopping for them.
Make plans for advertising. Start advertising
as soon as possible, but use several waves
of advertising. You may wish to use the sample
flyers included with this program. You may
also want to use a building email list, banners,
door hangers, global voice mail (where available),
and as ALWAYS, word of mouth, the most effective
Arrive early & set up. If you have hired
a KJ, ask him or her to come early and set
up. If you are providing refreshments, make
sure they are purchased and ready.
one last wave of recruitment by
knocking on doors, etc.
Introduce your host and explain the rules
MUST be roommates living in the hall
(verified via hall roster)
talking between roommates during the
cards MUST be covered and only revealed
at the appropriate time
help can be given from the audience
in terms of answers
round should consist of three questions
and a bonus question A. Question 1-
5 pts B. Question 2- 10pts C. Question
3- 15pts D. Question 4- 25pts (BONUS)
the rounds, questions must be followed
in order and recorded as to what questions
were asked, so that any unused questions
can be utilized for the championship
Tables (at least three) plus 2 chairs
Staff (1 scorekeeper, 1 announcer,
3 judges, 2 assistants)
C. Answer Cards
E. lobby space, holding "sound
F. Scoreboard (could be a chalk
board or dry erase board)
G. Banners and misc. decorations
During each round one of the roommates leave
so the other can write the answers down (must
leave hearing range)
B. The host will ask all three questions in
a row (before bringing the roommate back)
C. The markers should not bleed through the
paper and should be fairly large so that the
audience can read them (could use cut up poster
D. Players must write their answers on the
card provided it is possible to lose points
if the answer is blurted out.
E. No more than five words per answer *unless
other wise specified)
F. Players should number cards according to
the question numbers so they do not reveal
G. Players must lay down their pen and turn
the paper face down before the roommates can
enter the room.
H. The roommate will enter the room and answer
the same questions verbally.
I. The first roommate will hold up the card
on the table, with the answer facing the audience
J. Judges decide if the answers match or not.
All judges decisions are final.
K. Judges have 30 seconds to decide on questionable
L. If any roommates cheat by telling or showing
their answers, they will automatically be
M. In cases where numbers are part of the
answer, roommates must be within one hour
for time questions and within two digits for
number questions (unless otherwise specified)
sure you provide an opportunity for formal
or informal evaluation/suggestions/recommendations
for next time you do the program. Find out
how they found out about it, what they would
recommend for next time, etc.
are three different types of advertisements
provided for this program, all in MS Word.
8.5" x 11" flyer
this program (including questions) in an MS