What’s Circle of Truth
Circle of Truth (COT) challenges your creativity, your drawing skills as well as your ability to put yourself into other people’s shoes.
The main goal (beside having a lot of fun) in this extreme version of the broken telephone game (Chinese Whispers) is to preserve the meaning of the initial message as good as possible by drawing it and interpreting the visualizations afterwards.
Admittedly, as you will see, sometimes it’s even more fun to be much further away from the original message (the truth) than expected!
A game usually consists of an odd number of players to ensure you start and finish with a message. The order is determined by random so that you “sit” next to different persons whenever you start over. Each player received a blank page and is now ready to start an own circle.
Sentence or Word
Start with writing a funny phrase, pun, quote, description or even a word you just made up. Send this message to the next person in the circle.
Read carefully the message you received and start drawing it. Try to capture as many details as possible. The available drawing and painting options – especially the feature of working on different layers - enable you to create detailed and fancy looking pictures. Send the final drawing to the next player once ready.
The created drawing or painting has now to be interpreted or its meaning guessed by the following player.
This process (Steps 2 and 3) is being repeated until the circle is closed (i.e. each player participated and you finished with a message in writing).
Once the game is finished X players closed X circles which can now be enjoyed – and of course shared!