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Library Mix

Use when discussing topics such as: creation, order from chaos, inspiration.

This game is a lot of fun, but can only be played where you have access to a lot of books, e.g. beside a home or church bookcase or library.

Get everyone to choose a book, including yourself. Select a passage e.g. page 18 line 4 or the first 4 words on page 23, and get everyone to read out their bit in turn. You get some amazing juxtapositions and it can keep a group going for ages.

Variation: if you can get a stack of poetry books (try jumble sales) you can synthesize some amazingly surreal poems – one line per person.

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