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Who Am I: How To Play

If you’re wondering how to play Who Am I then we have written a handy guide to playing this classic game.

The great thing about this game is that it can be played any time, anywhere without the need for too much in the way of materials.

Who Am I is also sometimes known as the Post-it Note Game.

How To Play Who Am I

The concept of Who Am I is based around the ideas that each player is allocated a famous person (or thing), but they don’t know who or what they are.

Then you take it it turns to ask yes/no questions about who you are to the other players, in order to work out who your person is.

So that all other players can all see who you are without having to remember, it is common for each player to be given a post-it note with the name of who they are written on it.

They then stick this on their forehead, where they can’t read it, but everyone else can. This is why the game is sometimes known as the post-it note game.

Who Am I: Game Rules

  1. Don’t look at the name on your own head!
  2. Don’t give others clues, but answer their questions to help them guess
  3. Ask broad yes/no questions

Who Am I Game: What You Need To Play

You really don’t need much to get this game going:

  • A pack of Post It/Sticky Notes (the stickier the better, we recommend these EXTRA STICKY ones*)
  • Pens
  • Who Am I Character/name ideas (see below)
  • About 4+ friends to play with

Who Am I? Game Questions & Ideas

If you’re lacking inspiration for what to write on your post it notes, here are some popular ones:

Who Am I Game Celebrities/Famous People

  • Lady Gaga
  • RuPaul
  • Beyonce
  • Ariana Grande
  • Prince Harry
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Robbie Williams
  • Michelle Obama
  • Serena Williams
  • Boris Johnson
  • Simon Cowell
  • Kate Moss
  • Stacey Solomon
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Dolly Parton
  • Elvis
  • Brad Pitt

Who Am I Game Characters

It can be really fun to use the names of your favourite characters in books, films or series. Just make sure the person who has to guess who they are actually knows the character you are assigning them!

  • Harry Potter
  • Buffy
  • Katniss Everdeen
  • Wonder Woman
  • Jon Snow
  • Marge Simpson
  • Princess Leia
  • Hermione Granger
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Tinkerbell
  • Leslie Knope
  • Monica Geller
  • Simba (Lion King)
  • Carrie Bradshaw
  • Cinderella
  • Princess Jasmine
  • Donald Duck
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Popeye
  • Batman

What Am I Game Things

You can also use things or even monuments/buildings to write on the post it notes! For example, if you’re playing hen party who am i then you might choose to give the bride the name of her favourite club!

  • The Statue of Liberty
  • Big Ben
  • Hogwarts
  • The Taj Mahal
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Empire State Building
  • …you get the idea!

Another fun idea if you playing who am i for a hen party is to write the name of the bride’s husband to be on her sticky note!

Who Am I Game Questions

The name of the game is to be the first to guess the name stuck to your own forehead by asking simple questions.

The sort of questions you might ask are:

  • Am I male/female or non-binary?
  • Am I a celebrity?
  • Am I famous?
  • Am I alive?
  • Am I known for my singing?
  • Have I ever been in a film?
  • Do I live in the UK?
  • Am I old?

Where To Buy: Who Am I Game

Technically you don’t need to buy anything to play Who Am I, but if you want to make it really easy for yourself, you can pick up a version called Headbandz quite cheaply:

Price: Around £15.00 (Buy on Amazon*)

Headbanz comes with 74 pre-made cards with things to guess on, 6 headbands to attach them to and a timer.

This means you’re given all the materials you need, plus there is the advantage that the post its won’t keep falling off your forehead!

For more ideas, check out our article about Hen Party Games.

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