3 games to play in circle
It is good to sometime play quiet games in circle, especially after running around a lot or during those hot summer days when the heat is unbearable. Here is 3 fun games to play in circle.
The wink game can either be played inside or outside and require little to no preparation. Participants are sitting in circle with their eyes closed. The game leader will determine a “winker” by touching one of the participant in the back once and a “detective” by touching one of the participant in the back twice.
When the “winker” wink at an other participant, that person will fall asleep and lay on its back. The goal for the detective is to guess who the “winker” is and has 3 chances to guess right. The goal for the “winker” is to wink at the most participants possible without getting caught.
Neither the “Detective” or the “Winker” know who the other person is but the detective will be revealed at his first guess. Make sure the only person doing winks is the “Winker” to avoid confusion. You can play a variation of this game is called “The Assassin” with older participants ans when they get a wink, they have to die in a dramatic way.
Here is another quick game for roughly 8 players and more. Everyone is sitting in circle and the game leader chooses someone that will go outside the circle and close his or her eyes. The game leader then chooses a “maestro” that will start a gesture (clap in hands, tap on head, wave hands,etc…) Everyone must then follow the Maestro’s gesture and continue to follow his gestures as he will changes them.
The person who was out of the circle then comes back in the middle of the circle and has to figure out who the maestro is (1-3 chances depending on your group size)
Tip: Have players look other players other than the Maestro when waiting for the next change of gesture to avoid the Maestro to be spotted to easily.
Yet another quick game for roughly 8 players and more. Everyone is sitting in circle holding hands and must keep holding hands for the duration of the game.
The game leader chooses someone that will go outside the circle and close his or her eyes and also chooses the player who will start the “shock. The chosen player initiate the shock by squeezing the hand of one of the player sitting beside him or her. That player repeats the process and the shock then goes around.
The shock can change direction if a player gives it back tho the player who has just given it.
The person who was out of the circle then comes back in the middle of the circle and has to figure out where the shock is (1-3 chances depending on your group size). The player must say stop and then point the last player who he or she thinks has received the “shock”
Tip: When playing with younger player, make sure no one gives a shock other that the player who really has it.