The camping experience is a deficit without a bonfire accompanied by a group game.
Do you want to perplex your new acquainted fellows around the bonfire or your opponents at summer camp playing verbal tricks?
Well, you have come to the right place. Get to know a fun-filled game “The Green Glass Door Game” and learn the steps, tricks, and tactics to make it enjoyable here.
What is the Green Glass Door Game?
The Green Glass Door game itself has a very vague and misleading name, especially if you want to throw off the players from the actual rule.
The game revolves around only one sentence:
“I can bring a ____ through the green glass door.”
What word can be placed in the blank to make the object or person be able to get past it?
That’s the trick and it’s usually where the players get stumped and make the game last for an indefinite time trying to figure out what word to place in the blank.
So, Let’s go to figure out what can go through the green glass door?
Steps and Tricks to the Game
What You Will Need
This convenient game doesn’t require anything. Just a few players and you are good to go.
However, a drink is preferred if you want to make it a penalty game, as it is a drinking game after all.
- You will start the game by saying “I’m going to bring something to get past the green glass door.” (follow the rule below)
- The player next to you must follow. Only changing the object or person or anything else they will bring to get past the green glass door.
- And the game will continue in a circle, with some players having figured out the answer, while others still confused, but intrigued nonetheless. Some might get a little frustrated but what’s the fun if there isn’t a little teasing involved. That is what adds fun to the game.
- Once everyone cracks the code, the game is over and not playable for long.
The trick is to keep everyone guessing.
It can get super addictive once you get the hang of it.
Guess the Rule
This is going to perplex but also spark an interest in a lot of the players, but you will not explain it.
It is because the Green Glass Door is all about figuring the rule out to it and getting that ‘aha’ moment when you finally solve the mystery of the enigmatic game.
There are hidden clues and codes in some games, which are peculiarly based on concealing the actual rule of the game because figuring out the rule is actually half of the game.
So, if you like a good riddle, or enjoy a tough game or even play with logic then try to beat the rest with figuring out how to crack the code.
Note: Please don’t shout out the rule. It ruins all the fun.
The Secret is “PAY ATTENTION TO THE WORDS”
The secret to this game is not intellect or synthesis, it’s pure focus. You pay close attention and you will crack the code in a minute or even less.
Have you ever heard someone criticize you for being too attentive to detail? Well, not in this game.
It is all about paying attention, focusing on the sentence and the word placed in the blank by players who have gotten it correct so far.
The answer is “Double Letter” Logic
Since you are still reading and have not cracked the code so far, here comes the trick of the game right now.
It is, drum roll… the double letter bamboozles. If up until now you were thinking of logical connections or categorical selection, you would be dumbfounded to see that the answer was right in your face with the title.
Each person around the circle can only bring something with name consisting of double letters like butter and apple or books through the Green Glass Door.
Green… double e
Glass… double s
Door… double o
When you pay attention to the detail of the word uttered by the person who gets it right, you will figure it out.
And all of it is because they replaced it with a double lettered word like kitten, butter, and apple whereas dog, cat, mango, and milk are invalid as they don’t have any double letters.
Alternative Ways of Playing the Game
- Sometimes the people who start off the game can act as the “Doormen” as in those who allows the object to go through the green glass door.
- Also, if it is more complicated like giving two items such as “I can bring a glass but not a mug,” it gives a more complex nature to the game when the players try to figure it out by placing the relationship given between two words.
- This can sometimes be played in a riddle game as well to test your friends’ logic level and ask what a person can bring through to get past the green glass door. Let your friends or family keep guessing to solve the riddle.
Hoaxes to throw players off and make it more confusing
It can be very cunning when and if you don’t know what to look for, or listen to, or pay attention to!
Below is a list of hoaxes to confuse your players even more profoundly and peak their interest.
The category hoax
Once the game sets off to a start and it goes around the circle, one person after another utters the same sentence with a different word, “I am going to bring apples through…”
In the next round, you mention another fruit like, “I’m going to bring blueberries.”
So some of the players will guess the fruit category saying words like bananas or apricots. But neither will be correct.
Other examples of category hoaxes can be the following:
- Dairy: Cheese and butter/milk and yogurt. Former is correct, latter is invalid. Former has double letter words.
- Animals: Kittens, puppies, rabbits, squirrels, poodles/dogs, cats, lion, rhino. Former is correct, latter is invalid.
- Clothes: Overalls, slippers, sleeves/coats, shoes, shirts, and pants. Again, the former is correct, and the latter is invalid.
Persons playing the game will probably be stumped when they will pick a word from the category but not get it right. And in this way, the game goes around in a circle and the group keeps on playing and trying to crack the code.
Since it’s not the category then how can the mystery be solved?
The relation hoax
Similarly, you can throw them off by another hoax like choosing words related to each other. Or if some of the players have figured it out while others still try to solve the mystery, it gets really fun when they pick words related and yet not get it right.
I’m going to bring a pool through the green glass door. He/she gets it right, another person says he/she can bring water through… but obviously, that would not work as it does not have double letters.
Other examples include
- Tree is right, while forest is wrong.
- Lollipop is right, whereas sucker is not.
- School will get you a winning point but learning will not.
- Teeth are allowed but mouth is not.
- It would be Halloween but there will be no candy.
- Reflection is not found where mirrors are.
- Riddle is correct, but answer is wrong.
- You can walk in the grass but not in the field.
- The roof will be okay but the ceiling will fall.
- Daddy but not dad or father.
- Mommy but not mom or mother.
All these relations don’t matter but the repetition of the double letters is what matters. However, it is always fun to throw that hoax in the mix.
The Opposite Hoax
Words that have opposite relation with each other like:
- Moon and sun. Moon can pass through but the sun cannot.
- The satellite can but a planet could not.
- Queen can but the king cannot.
- If you’re playing in a car or a room, the penalty can be an elimination or a dare.
- Campfire kissing or a scary walk in the woods is an exciting penalty.
- Parties and drinking is the best combination and penalty of taking a shot after every wrong answer is the way to go.
OTHER GAMES ALIKE
- Let’s Go Camping… Another drinking game.
- Grandma doesn’t like tea but she likes coffee.
- Umbrella Game
- Pictionary Game
- Bobby’s World Game
The Green Glass Door and other word games like it are an excellent way to socialize and have fun with your friends and family.
Moreover, it improves your attention as you focus all your senses on trying to figure out the hidden rules.