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Meeting and Greeting Games

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When two or more people meet they may greet each other with a hug ;  they may smile, rub noses, bow, touch each other on the arm, salute, nod, or give a thumbs-up sign.  They may say "Hello", "Good Morning", "How Do You Do", "What's Up", "Hi Babe", "Hi Man", "What's Happening", "How Are You", "Respect", "Peace", or "Asalamu Alaikum".  They may shake hands.  But then shaking hands is an 'all-purpose' term, for there are warm handshakes and cool handshakes, secret handshakes, and extended multiple-action handshakes.

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Creating Hand Greetings
The players are invited to move around,  each time they meet another player they create hand-greeting repeating this three times until both partners are happy with the hand-greeting created. Both players must contribute equally to the greeting (that is, the greeting does not reveal one active player and one passive player). Read More
07-05-2015 5 years 10 weeks ago
DIY of Meeting and Greeting Games
There is no single structure around which meeting and greeting games may be devised.  Meeting games may explore and celebrate the physical interactions of meetings and greetings, the verbal interactions, or both.  Players may be creating hand greetings which have never been seen before, introducing themselves in ways which they have never done before, or meeting other players whom they cannot see.  Games along these lines are described in this chapter. Read More
07-05-2015 5 years 10 weeks ago
Hand To Hand
This Exhibition resulted from a Meeting And Greeting Game. Read More
30-04-2016 4 years 10 weeks ago
Identities Are Lost And Found
Based on a party game this is one of the few games played at the Black-E which we did not create.  The players are moving around and meeting in pairs and small groups to ask questions and exchange answers. Read More
22-06-2012 4 years 11 weeks ago
New Moves Are Created By Hands Of Friendship
It looks like the most friendly of rituals.  Read More
22-06-2012 4 years 11 weeks ago
One Shape Leads To Another
All of the players are moving around the room.  They are all wearing blindfolds.  Read More
22-06-2012 4 years 11 weeks ago
Something Unknown Is Revealed
The players are seated in a circle and are introducing themselves.  Each player is taking a turn to speak and talks for about a minute.  Read More
22-06-2012 4 years 11 weeks ago
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