How to Play The Blind Alphabet Game

The Blind Alphabet Game is a great ice breaker game that can be played with large or small groups of people in any setting. Group games are a very effective tool in team-building exercises as well as in an educational setting with young children who are just learning their alphabet. 

Features of the Blind Alphabet Game

 ★  Game Name Blind Alphabet
 ★  Group size any
★  Age any (6+)
 ★  Type stationary
 ★  Skill memory/listening/reaction
 ★  Place indoor and outdoor
★  Time up to 5 – 15 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials no

Aim of the Game

The aim of the game is to have the group shout out all 26 letters of the alphabet in order without anyone doubling up on a letter and going in the correct order. 

This game will increase the focus of a group in a team-building exercise, perhaps redirecting a boring meeting by engaging your audience. This game also helps kids to learn the alphabet and the order of the letters. 

Ideal Age and Group Sizes

If you’re old enough to know your alphabet, you’re old enough to play the Alphabet Game. Large and small groups can easily play this game.

Preparation and Needed Materials

Possibly the best thing about this game is that you need nothing to play it but a little direction and a group of willing gamers.

How to Play the Blind Alphabet Game

  1. Gather a group of people of any age.
  2. Make a circle or two parallel rows.

Give the directions for play. All players are allowed to start the game by saying the letter “A” to begin play. Letters should be shouted out in sequential order with no letters being said at the same time by multiple players.

  1. Everyone should lean their heads down (or simply close the eyes, no cheating!) so that they cannot see anyone else’s face. Once everyone’s head is bowed, play will take off. 
  2. If two players say the letter at the same time you must start back over with “A”. Some people play the game where the offending players are out but for the purposes of team building it is only important that gameplay doesn’t stop and “A” is picked right back up wherever the players misspoke. 
  3. Gameplay is over when the entire group makes it through the alphabet with no mistakes and no overlapping of letters. 

Group games such as the Alphabet Game increase your team’s abilities to take social cues from coworkers. They are also a great way to just break the ice at new company orientations. 

Different ways to play the Blind Alphabet Game

To make the Blind Alphabet game extra fun, you can change the rules. So Instead of simply saying the letter, players must try to sing it.

Be prepared to have everybody giggle and laugh by the end of it!