Blindfold Games

Blindfold games are very popular at a kid's birthday party. Maybe it is the element of excitement that the kids really enjoy. So if you want some great party games, scroll on down.

Top Tip:  younger kids can be a bit scared of being blindfolded so use your discretion.

Blindfold Games

Blind Guide 
What you need: 
Blindfold, item to hide
How to play:
Have someone leave the room while you have another kid hide something (like a ball). Now, the kid outside the room is blindfolded and then brought back into the room. All the players must now give verbal clues to the blindfolded person to help them find the object. When they find it, they have to guess who hid it. If they are right, that kid goes next. If not, they get to be blindfolded again.
Submitted by Emma (Grapevine, TX)

Blind Shooter
What you need:
Small soft balls or ping pong balls, bowl.
How to play:
Place a blindfolded person in the middle of the playing area and give them a bowl with the balls in. The other players quietly move around the room. The shooter must then shout "STOP" and everyone must stand still. The shooter must then throw the balls with the aim of hitting someone. If the shooter successfully hits someone with a ball, then the 2 players swap places.
Submitted by Jordan

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Blindfold Drawing Game
This is one of those blindfold games which is great for all ages and can be easily modified. I played it at my 12th birthday last year :).
What you need: 
All you need is a group of kids, some paper and a pen, and a blindfold.
How to Play:
Pick something for the kids to draw (like a house or a cat). Blindfold a child and hand them a pen. They then need to draw whatever you said to draw. Give a prize to the kid who has the neatest, craziest, and most creative drawing.
Submitted by Kyra (Yukon)

Blind Man Rush
What you need:
Blindfold, 4 or more players, If Indoors please clear room of chairs, tables, etc. (Things that would most likely to be tripped or stumbled on).
How to Play:
Blind fold a player (We use Inky Pinky Ponky or Eeny Meany Miny Mo to decide the blindfolded player). It's just like Marco polo. Then twist the blindfolded person round so they are a bit disoriented. Then have the players say nothing while the blindfolded player tries to find them. If they are touched by the blindfolded person, then they are out of the game. The Winner is the last player standing. My advice is don't make the playing area too large. Another rule you could have is that the players are not allowed to move from the spot they are standing on. They can bend their body and crouch down etc but they must keep their feet still.
Submitted by Andrea (North Carolina, USA)

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4 Corners
What you need:
Blindfold, a room, minimum of 20-30 people to make the game fun.
How to Play:
Have one kid standing in the middle of the room with a blindfold on; make sure he/she can't see anything. Give the other children 5 seconds to run to any one of the 4 corners (you have to label where the corners are e.g. corner one is on the top right of the room). Once everybody is in their corner, then the person wearing the blindfold has to pick a corner and everybody in the chosen corner is out. The last person out gets to be the new person to wear the blindfold.

Minefield
What you need:
Two blindfolds, cardboard boxes of various shapes and sizes, plastic buckets, low chairs.
How to Play:
This is one of my favorite blindfold games. You need quite a big space for this kid party game and maybe ear mufflers, as there will be a lot of shouting. Divide the kids into two teams. Lay out all the boxes and chairs - these are known as the mines. Blindfold one person from each team who then has to navigate through the minefield under the verbal guidance of their team mates. If either player touches a mine, they have to stop for a count of ten. When the player finally reaches the end of the minefield, they remove the blindfold and run back to the start and another of their team mates has a turn. The winning team is the one to get all its members through the minefield first.

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Harold and Gertrude
What you need:
Old newspaper, blindfold.
How to Play:
If action blindfold games are for you, then this is a winner. Choose two people to be Harold and Gertrude. Blindfold Harold and give him a rolled-up newspaper. Place him in the middle of the circle of children who are holding hands. As the children move around in a circle (they can walk or run), Harold shouts out "Gertrude" and Gertrude must answer "Harold". Harold must try and find her by the sound of her voice and to tap her with the newspaper. Of course as the circle moves, Harold will probably end up bopping the other children but they must try and avoid getting bopped by accident. If they are bopped they are out of the game. Once Harold finds Gertrude, the party game starts again.

Cotton Balls
What you need:
Two large bowls or buckets, two chairs, a large ladle, bag of cotton wool balls and a blindfold.
How to Play:
This is one of those hilarious blindfold games and quite frustrating to watch. It's best to let one person at a time play as it's just as much fun to watch. Place the two chairs opposite each other about 2 meters apart. On one chair place a bowl of cotton wool balls and on the other an empty bowl. Blindfold the chosen player, give them a few twirls and then place them in front of the bowl of cotton wool balls. Using the ladle, they then have to try and scoop up a cotton wool ball (or more) and carefully carry it and place it in the bowl on the opposite chair. It's quite funny to watch as the cotton wool is so light that they are never sure if they are carrying anything or not. Set a time limit of one minute so that everyone gets a go. The winner is the person who transferred the most cotton wool balls.

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Cherry Drop
What you need:
Blindfold
How to Play:
One child is elected to be the cherry tree, he is blindfolded and stands with his arms and fingers outspread like branches. The other players are the cherries on the tree and they each grab hold of part of the branches. The cherry tree then says "Are you ready?" When the cherries shout "Yes", the cherry tree counts to ten as fast as he can whilst the cherries run from the tree. When the cherry tree gets to ten, he yells "Cherry drop!" and all the cherries have to stop running and stand still. The blindfolded cherry tree has to then find and touch all the cherries. The last cherry to be gathered up is the winner and becomes the next cherry tree.

Knock knock, Who am I?
What you need: 
Blindfold, chair
How to Play:
Players sit in a circle with a chair in the middle. One kid is chosen to be the guesser. That player sits in the chair and is blindfolded. Then, another kid goes behind the chair and says 'Knock knock, Who am I? The person in the chair has to guess who is speaking. If she guesses wrong, another kid goes behind the chair. If she guesses right, the speaker is next in the chair and the first person picks another child to speak next. Play until everyone has had a turn or as time allows.
Submitted by Laura (Miami, Florida)

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Blinded Hide and Seek
What you need: 
Blindfold
How to Play:
This game is for 6 or more players and should be played outside and/or in an open area. To play, choose one child to wear a blindfold. Then, they have to wander the room in search of another player. Then could also be spun around a few times first so they are disoriented and they don't know where they are. Once they touch someone, they have to guess who they found. If they are correct, the kid they found gets to be blindfolded next. If they are incorrect, they get another chance to find someone. However, if the blindfolded player is wrong a second time, s/he can choose anyone else to be blindfolded next.
Submitted by Maddie (Chicago, IL)

Bat Catcher
What you need: 
Blindfold
How to Play:
To play this game, you need about 6-10 players and an open area inside or out. First, pick one person to be the bat and another player to be the moth. The bat shouldn't know who the moth is, so you might want to have her leave the room while you pick the moth. The rest of the players are trees. They make a circle and stand still. Now, the bat is blindfolded and brought into the circle. The moth can now come in the circle. The bat says echo and the moth says prey. If the bat comes near a tree, then they say tree. When the bat tags the moth, the bat becomes the bat and a new moth is picked. Play until everyone has had a turn.
Submitted by Ally (Brooklyn, NY)

Piñata
Having a piñata is always a great success at kid's parties. It is easy to make your own but you can also buy them quite cheaply too.

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