How to Play Laser Eyes Group Game

Lazer Eyes is an energetic, fast-paced, fun way to make new friends and get to know new people. It is a group game that is fabulous to break the ice in a group setting and get everyone present smiling and laughing.

The best way to get to know new people is to have fun with them, and the game Lazer Eyes is just the way to go!

Features of the Laser Eyes Game

 ★  Game Name Laser Eyes
 ★  Group size medium to large
★  Age kids (6+) and teens
 ★  Type active
 ★  Skill reaction / running 
 ★  Place indoor and outdoor
★  Time up to 5 – 15 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials no

The Aim of the Game

The game of Lazer Eyes aims to involve observation skills, strategy, and deductive reasoning into a game. The point of the game is to have players called the guessers to pick out the person called the lazer out of the whole group of players.

Each person is on their own, but part of the group. The Lazer Eyes and guessers are the only ones who are working completely individually.

Group Size and Age

The group that tends to like to play the Lazer eyes are young adults, children, and teenagers. Older adults tend to steer away from lazer eyes because it is usually a young peoples game that is found in gym classes, during class trips, or to get young people working together.

Typically, the bigger the group, the better. The group size is important because if there are not enough people playing, then the game is too easy. However, if the group size is too big, then it feels like it is impossible to find out who the Lazer is.

Preparation and Materials

To play the Lazer Eyes, you will need no materials. All you need is a large group of people who understand the point of the game.

To prepare, you should make sure that everyone knows the rules and understands the environment you are all playing in.

How to Play the Lazer Eyes Game

To play the Lazer Eys there should be designated rules that everyone agrees upon.

Step 1: The standard rules are that there is one guesser who turns their back to the group while the group picks out a person to be the Lazer.

Step 2: Next, the guesser turns around to face the group. They must watch as the group walks around. While the group is walking, the Lazer is secretly making eye contact with players and winking at them.

Step 3: If a player gets winked at, they must fall to the floor or freeze. The guesser has to try to pick out the Lazer before half of the players are out of the game. However, the guesser only gets three chances to guess! Depending on the number of players, the guesser may have only 1 chance.
For example, it is recommended to have 3 chances to guess, if the group is up to 15 players and only 1 chance if the group is less than 10 players.

To add some variety, you could agree to have more than one Lazer, have the guesser walk around with the group, or give the guesser only one guess to find the Lazer!

Alternative Ways to Play Lazer Eyes

Step 1: One person should be picked out to be the Lazer Eyes. It can be done by drawing lots or picking by the teacher.  For example, all players turn their back to the teacher or the leader, so they can tap any player on the shoulder to choose the Lazer Eyes.

It is absolutely important that nobody else knows who the Lazer is.

Step 2: The rest is the same, the group walks or runs around. While the group is walking, the Lazer Eyes is secretly making eye contact with players and winking at them.

Step 3: The Laser should successfully tag (wink) half of the group. All other players (the Guessers) have to try to pick out the Lazer before half of the group is out of the game. If a player calls another player to be the Lazer Eyes and it is not so, then both players are out and The Lazer Eyes gets more points. Therefore, the Guessers have to be very careful who they are going to accuse.