| Blind mans buff
(Called "Blind mans bluff" in the USA).
Young kids, Kids
Birthday party, Christmas, New Years Eve, Halloween
Indoor, Outdoor, Pool (see variations)
You will need:
A blindfold, at least four kids. A supervising adult. The playing area should be quite large but with some sort of definite border.
How to play:
This a variant of the standard Tag (or Tig, or It) game The eldest is chosen as It and blindfolded. This person then tries to catch the other players, when one is caught that person becomes It.
1. When someone is caught they are out, last one in wins and becomes the next It
2. When someone is caught the It must try to identify the person. If they are right the person is out.
3. In the pool: This variant is called Marco Polo. The It has his eyes closed instead of being blindfolded. If he shouts "Marco" the other players must shout "Polo" in return, so he can locate them.
4. A variation on Marco Polo allows one player at a time to leave the pool and be "safe" but if the It shouts "Fish out of water" then the person out of the pool becomes It.