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The X-Files

The X-Files
By Jon Zajac

As a fan of The X-Files, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate the show’s intrigue, suspense, and science fiction elements into my events. One fun way to do this is by using The X-Files-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to the show’s characters, storylines, and themes, you can create a sense of excitement among your guests and encourage them to share their opinions and experiences.

How to incorporate The X-Files themed This or That questions

To incorporate The X-Files-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to the show’s characters, storylines, and themes. You can find inspiration from watching episodes, reading recaps, or browsing online forums and fan sites.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about the show to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a trivia game based on The X-Files trivia or create a photo booth with props inspired by the show’s characters and settings.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your The X-Files-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the show. Here are some ideas:

  • Characters: Ask questions related to the personalities, relationships, and quirks of the show’s main characters (e.g., “Which X-Files character do you relate to the most?” or “Who is your favorite FBI agent?”).

  • Storylines: Ask questions about the show’s plot twists, conflicts, and resolutions (e.g., “What was your favorite episode of The X-Files?” or “Do you prefer the alien conspiracy storylines or the standalone monster-of-the-week storylines?”).

  • Themes: Ask questions that explore the show’s themes and messages (e.g., “What lessons have you learned from watching The X-Files?” or “How has The X-Files shaped your perspective on government cover-ups and conspiracy theories?”).

  • Science fiction elements: Ask questions that tap into the show’s science fiction style and genre (e.g., “Which X-Files creature do you find the most terrifying?” or “What is your favorite alien technology from the show?”).

  • Cultural references: Ask questions that reference pop culture, history, and current events that are featured in the show (e.g., “What is your favorite celebrity guest appearance on The X-Files?” or “Which historical event do you remember from watching The X-Files?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your The X-Files-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of community and shared interest. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite The X-Files themed This or That questions

  1. Mulder or Scully?
  2. Aliens or Monsters?
  3. The Truth or The Conspiracy?
  4. Cigarette Smoking Man or Skinner?
  5. Isolation or Collaboration?
  6. Red Speedo or Grey Sweats?
  7. Dana or Fox?
  8. Black Oil or Alien Bounty Hunters?
  9. The Lone Gunmen or Deep Throat?
  10. Fowley or Krycek?
  11. Werewolves or Vampires?
  12. Government Cover-Up or Extraterrestrial Cover-Up?
  13. Season 1 or Season 6?
  14. Samantha or Emily?
  15. Squeeze or Tooms?
  16. Eugene Victor Tooms or Donnie Pfaster?
  17. Trust No One or I Want to Believe?
  18. Flukeman or Peacock Family?
  19. Syndicate or Consortium?
  20. Home or Post-Modern Prometheus?
  21. The Host or The Walk?
  22. Paper or Plastic?
  23. Ice or Darkness Falls?
  24. Jose Chung or Clyde Bruckman?
  25. Grotesque or Unruhe?
  26. Die Hand Die Verletzt or Our Town?
  27. The Host or The Cancer Man?
  28. Exsqueeze me or Sorry about your rug?
  29. Ascension or Herrenvolk?
  30. Piper Maru or Apocrypha?
  31. Pusher or Jose Chung’s From Outer Space?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.