Group Mind

The game is Mind Meld. “Players, your suggestion is ‘cardigan.’” The objective is to say the same word at the same time as your partner. Dee Dee and Sean lock eyes, stone-faced. The rest of us begin to chant. “3…2…1…” Sean and Dee Dee yell their answers at the same time. “BUTTON!” “TIE!” Sean turns to face Olivia. The previous two words are repeated. The players want to say the same word based off the previous two, “button” and “tie.” The group chants. 3…2…1… “SUIT!” “TUX!” Damn. The seven of us stand in a tight circle. We’re trying to...

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