One of the greater group games is the BlindSteps game. It’s a fun way to get the whole grouped involved and encourages everybody to stay active.
It is the perfect icebreaker if for anybody that is looking for a decent group game where people need to talk to one another.
Features of the Blind Steps Game
|★ Game Name||Blind Steps|
|★ Group size||medium to large|
|★ Age||any (8+)|
|★ Skill||memory / balance|
|★ Time||up to 5 – 15 min|
Aim of the Game
In the Memory Steps game, players will be split up into groups. They will then close their eyes and scatter about the room. The first team to ‘reform’ will be the winners.
Group Size and Age
This is a game that works best with at 8 people, although the more the better. All you need to do is be able to split people up into equal groups of at least 4 people. Anything less than that in a group, and the game becomes far too simple.
Ideally, this game would be played by people that are at least eight to ten years old. It can be played by adults, but we feel that children will have a lot more fun with it.
Preparation and Needed Materials
You do not need to do much to prepare. Just make sure that everybody is split up into equal groups. Two groups work best for this, but if you have a lot of people playing, then you may want to split them up into three or four groups. Just ensure that there are at least four people in each group. It does not matter too much if one group has an extra person.
If you are going to be using this as an icebreaker game, then you should try to ensure that everybody knows each other’s name first. Without knowing that, the game is just going to be too difficult to play.
How to Play the Blind Steps Game
Step 1: Start by splitting everybody up into equal groups.
You should now get each group to form a line. Tell the players to remember exactly who is standing in front of them. If you are using this game as an icebreaker game, then the players should know each other’s names. If they do not, then the game becomes incredibly difficult.
Step 2: Now, ask the players to close their eyes and spin around the room a little. At this point, everybody should scatter about. Try to get the players to take up as much space as possible.
Note: Always remember to remove any sharp or unsafe objects around before playing to avoid someone stepping on them accidentally!
Step 3: Now, with their eyes still closed, the players must try to find their other team members and reform their line in exactly the same order that they started in. In order to do this, they will need to call out each other’s names.
The first team to return to the original starting position will be declared the winner.
If the children are on the younger side of things, or you are simply managing too many groups at once, then you may want them to just return to their team. They do not have to line up in the order they started. This just makes things more complicated.