Party Games

Parties are for pastimes, and pastimes are for parties (including the period before a group meeting officially begins), but as acquaintanceship ripens, games begin to emerge.  The Schlemiel and his victim recognize each other, as do Big Daddy and Little Old Me; all the familiar but disregarded processes of selection get under way. In this section four games which as typically played in ordinary social situations are considered: “Ain’t It Awful,” “Blemish,” “Schlemiel,” and “Why Don’t You – Yes But.”

– Dr. Eric Berne MD on Part Games in Games People Play.

List of Party Games in Games People Play

  1. Ain’t It Awful
  2. Blemish
  3. Schlemiel
  4. Why Don’t You – Yes But