What is Eat Poop You Cat?
(Thanks to ideath @ Everything2 for this)
Pronounced i'pupiukat, this is probably a regional
silly name for a silly party game. It's a variant on the exquisite
corpse family of games, requiring at least several people, some
strips of paper (what works well is writing paper halved the long way
and stuck together end to end) and a pen for each person. Here's how
Each person writes a sentence, such as, say, "The hot soup burned my
tongue." The next person illustrates the sentence. Then the first
portion is folded over, and the next person must try to reproduce
the original sentence from the drawing. Then the drawing is folded
over, and another illustration is produced.
The mutations can be hilarious. You don't have to "know how to" draw.
You don't have to "know how to" write. Just keep the papers moving,
until the space is used up. They must end with a sentence, not an
illustration. Then you can compare.
A different description:
(Thanks to cordelia @ Everything2)
A cross between telephone and pictionary, this party game requires a
large (preferably odd) number of people, again, odd ones are better,
(11 seems to be best). Supplies:
- a writing implement for each player.
- a pad of paper for each player.
- Each player writes a phrase or sentence on the first page of
their pad. These should not be gibberish, but are not
restricted to well-known memes. When complete, each player
hands the pad to their right*.
- Each player takes the new pad, and reads the sentence on it.
Flipping to a new page, they draw an interpretation of the
sentence. When complete, hand the pads to the right, with only
the new picture visible.
- Each player takes the pad, and looks at the picture. Flip to a
new page, and write a phrase or sentence that best captures
the picture. Pass to the right.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the pad returns to its
- In turn, each player reads aloud the sequence of
interpretations on their pad.
* Alternatively, you can play to the left. If you play several
games, you should mix up the seating arrangements and direction
Note that certain memes are nearly lossless: Nazis, devils, sex,
Godzilla (sometimes loses to a gecko), people in crowns, elvis. Once
these enter a pad, they usually will not leave. YMMV.