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Foldy Monsters

In my family, There is a special game we play called “Foldy Monsters”.

It is also known as “Exquisite Corpse“.

The technique was invented by The Surrealists, and is similar to an old Party game in which players write on a sheet of paper, fold it to hide part of what they have written, and then pass it to the next player to write further contributions.

The name of this game was derived from a phrase that was created when the Surrealists first played, “The exquisite corpse shall drink the new wine“.

In the version we like to play, instead of words, an image is drawn in sections (typically thirds) with the paper folded after each section so that the other participants cannot see earlier portions.


Surrealism was an Art movement that began in the 1920’s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. They created illogical pieces that allowed the unconscious mind to express itself. The goal of Surrealism was to join the conditions of dreams and reality.

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