Players take turns to pick a card and formulate questions about the physical appearance of a mystery person. The questions require a Yes or No answer. The winner is the player who guesses the most mystery people and obtains the most cards. The instructions contain ideas for using the game in a variety of fun alternatives.
Students can have all the cards from one deck spread out on their table face up. Then students take turns taking cards from the second deck, which is face down in a pile. The other players ask yes / no questions to try to figure out which card the student has, e.g., Does she have blonde hair? The player who guesses the name correctly wins the card, and at the end of the game, the player with the most cards wins.
The teacher can also describe a character and the student / team that guesses the correct answer first wins a point. The teacher can describe a card but in the middle give a false description – students have to catch her “mistakes”, etc.
This game is a fun way to get students to listen and talk, and to review basic adjectives of appearance.