High Card Draw

(From Silver Bullets) Use a deck of playing cards (German ones are the best) to inspire speech in this game. Deal one card to each villager. Then play one card from the remaining deck against the first villager in the circle. If your card is higher, you give the villager a command and they must follow it. (Steh auf! Lauf um den Kreis! etc. ) If the villager wins, they give you the command. This game works well In partners, too. Divide villagers into pairs and give each pair a set or group of cards. They continue to play against each other. The winner gives the command and the loser performs it. Fortgeschrittene Groups use more advanced commands with dative verbs and pronouns: Hilf mir! Gib mir das Buch! Folge mir!