Every game has them. Every social situation has some protocol, even if it’s casual. Rules provide a structure for comfortable engagement without limiting creativity or freedom. Whether implicit or explicit, flexible or rigid, rules let people know what’s going on and how it works. When rules are communicated clearly, guests and audiences can be more at ease. Even more – if you disclose openly why you’re asking people to participate, they’re more often likely to respond in a similar open, meaningful way.