The Blind Hen

The Blind Hen is a popular North American game played by children in Mexico.

Age: All ages

No. of players: 3 or more

Equipment: A blindfold

Time: 10+ minutes

Aim: To catch and guess the name of the person caught.

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This delightful game from Mexico is an excellent party game for young children. It can be used as an ice-breaker game for the children to learn each other's names. Alternatively, if all the children know each other quite well, it is an opportunity for the children to practise their skills at disguising their voices!

1. To play the game, mark out an area of play with boundaries.

2. Choose a player to be the hen.

3. Blindfold the hen and turn him or her around several times.

4. The remaining players move around the area while the blindfolded player (the hen) tries to catch any one of them. Once a player is caught the hen tries to guess their name.

5. If the guess is correct, the caught player becomes the new hen. If incorrect the hen is blindfolded again for a new round.


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