Classic group games like Hide and Seek have long graced our childhoods with great memories. If you’d like to relive these happier times, perhaps you can consider a new group game with a twist known as Camouflage. It’s a game that’s perfect to be played with a close-knit group or even as an icebreaker game to help groups know each other better.
Features of Camouflage Game
|★ Game Name||Camouflage|
|★ Group size||any|
|★ Age||kids (5+) and teens|
|★ Skill||running and hiding|
|★ Place||indoor and outdoor|
|★ Time||up to 10 – 15 min|
Aim of the Game
Camouflage takes over the classic game of Hide and Seek with a new twist. Your goal, however, remains the same as the seeker will have to find anyone who is hiding around the room. Anyone that has been found will be eliminated, but if the seeker can’t find all the players within a time limit, the remaining players will be crowned the winner.
Ideal Age and Group Sizes
To play Camouflage, you’ll want to have at least 5 to 8 players. More players are always welcome, although you’ll want to have 2 seekers if you have more than 10 players or more seekers if you have 20 players.
Camouflage is a great game that can be played by anyone aged 5 and up. To avoid unwanted accidents, it’s recommended to have adults supervise hiding spots when Camouflage is played with young children.
Preparation and Needed Materials
Camouflage is a great group game to play on a whim as you don’t have to prepare any materials beforehand. All you’ll need is a large room or space with little hiding nooks. If you’re playing in an open space, be sure to draw the boundary on how far a player can hide to make the game fair to the seeker.
How to play Camouflage: The rules and gameplay guide
To begin your game of Camouflage, you’ll first have to pick a volunteer. If there are no volunteers, the host may jump in as one. Here’s how to play Camouflage once all your players are ready:
Step 1: Have your volunteer stand in the middle of the room. The volunteer must then close their eyes and count to 10. While the volunteer is counting, the remaining players must find places to hide well.
Step 2: Once the 10 seconds are up, the volunteer will open their eyes and look around the room. They must point out the hiding spots of every other player without leaving his or her current spot. If the player has been found by the seeker, they are eliminated for that round. Be sure to set a boundary of how far your players can hide you’re playing Camouflage in an open space.
Step 3: The volunteer may also call for a break for all the players to change their hiding spots. To do this, the volunteer must close their eyes again and announce the break while counting for another 10 seconds.
Step 4: During the break, all the remaining players that have not been found may change their hiding spots. The volunteer will continue to search for the players after they count to 10. The game ends when all the players have been found or when 5 minutes is up.