15+ Fun Blindfold Games for kids and adults

Recently updated on November 25th, 2023 at 08:47 pm

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Blind games can be a delightful way to enhance sensory experiences, build trust, and foster team building among children. Here’s a comprehensive guide covering various fun blindfold games that can be played in different settings.

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Blindfold Games for Kids

1. Blind Man’s Buff

This is a traditional game that involves a blindfolded ‘blind man’ trying to tag other players in an open area.

How to Play

  1. Choose a ‘blind man’ from among the group members.
  2. Use a sleep mask to blindfold the selected individual.
  3. Have the rest of the group spread out in a large open space.
  4. The blind man tries to tag any of the other players, who become the new ‘blind man’ upon being tagged.

2. Blindfold Racer

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Players are blindfolded and have to race from a start point to a finish line without straying from a path marked by rope.

How to Play

  1. Mark a race path using a rope.
  2. Blindfold the participants.
  3. Players have to race to the finish line by feeling the rope and walking along it.

3. Blindfold Solitaire

A single-player game where the objective is to solve a simple puzzle without using the sense of sight.

How to Play

  1. Set up a board game of solitaire.
  2. Blindfold the single player.
  3. The blind player tries to solve the puzzle by touch alone.

4. Marco Polo

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A pool game where the blindfolded player tries to tag others by following their voices.

How to Play

  1. Blindfold one person who shouts, “Marco!”
  2. The other players must respond with “Polo!”
  3. The blindfolded player tries to tag the others using their voices as a guide.

5. Candy Crush Blindfold

A fun game mimicking the popular Candy Crush, but played blindfolded.

How to Play

  1. Set up a board with various colors of large wooden cubes.
  2. Blindfold the player.
  3. The player has to match the cubes by color, using touch alone.

6. Memory Tray

A blindfold game that enhances memory and sense of touch, where blindfolded players have to remember a set of items placed on a tray.

How to Play
  1. Place a variety of small objects like a rubber band, wooden cubes, and a stuffed animal on a tray.
  2. Allow the child to touch and feel each item for a few seconds before being blindfolded.
  3. Remove one item and ask the blindfolded player to identify the missing piece using only their memory and sense of touch.

7. Hula Hoop Jump

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A fun, physical game where blindfolded players must jump through hula hoops placed randomly in a good-sized room.

How to Play
  1. Spread hula hoops randomly on the floor in a spacious area.
  2. Blindfold the player and spin them around a few times.
  3. The goal is to jump into as many hula hoops as possible in a given time while avoiding empty spaces.

9. Blindfold Shape Sorter

This game tests the sense of touch as blindfolded players have to sort different shapes into their corresponding slots in a shape sorter toy.

How to Play
  1. Use a shape sorter toy with different sets of shapes.
  2. Blindfold the player.
  3. The player has to put the shapes into their correct slots using only their sense of touch.

10. Animal Safari

Blindfolded players have to guess what animal type they are touching from a box of small animal toys or stuffed animals.

How to Play
  1. Place various small stuffed animals or animal toys in a box.
  2. Blindfold the player.
  3. The player reaches into the box, picks an animal, and has to guess what animal it is by touch alone.

11. Scavenger Hunt: Blindfold Edition

A blindfolded scavenger hunt where players have to find specific items in a room using clues provided by a sighted person.

How to Play
  1. Hide various objects in a room.
  2. One sighted person reads out clues about where each item might be.
  3. The blindfolded player listens to the clues and has to find the object based only on those hints.

Blindfold Games in the Classroom

1. Animal Sounds

An amusing classroom game where blindfolded players have to identify their teammates by their animal sounds.

How to Play

  1. Assign each student an animal type.
  2. Blindfold a select number of students.
  3. The blindfolded students have to identify their team members by listening to animal sounds.

2. Blindfold Drawing

In this game, a blindfolded player tries to draw a large picture or an outline drawing of a donkey based on verbal directions.

How to Play

  1. Give the blindfolded player a piece of paper and a marker.
  2. The rest of the class gives verbal directions for what to draw.

3. Word Association

 

This is a word game where a blindfolded person points to words on a board, and the class has to construct sentences or stories from those words.

How to Play

  1. Write different words on a whiteboard.
  2. Blindfold one student.
  3. The blindfolded student points at words on the board.
  4. The class constructs sentences or stories based on the selected words.

4. Blindfold Tent Building

 

A team-building exercise where small groups have to build a mini tent while blindfolded.

How to Play

  1. Provide each group with tent materials.
  2. Blindfold the team members.
  3. The teams try to build a tent while blindfolded.

5. Blindfold Color Crush

A twist on the classic color matching games, but played blindfolded.

How to Play

  1. Place colored blocks on a table.
  2. Blindfold the players.
  3. Players have to match the blocks by color using their sense of touch

Blindfold Games for Team Building

1. Trust Walk

 

This is a wonderful blindfold game aimed at building trust and improving communication skills among team members.

How to Play

  1. Form pairs and designate one person in each pair as the guide and the other as the blindfolded individual.
  2. Set up an obstacle course.
  3. The guide leads the blindfolded player through the obstacle course using only verbal instructions.

2. Blindfold Obstacle Relay

This game is similar to Trust Walk but involves racing between teams through an obstacle course.

How to Play

  1. Set up a complex obstacle course.
  2. Divide into teams, with one blindfolded member on each team.
  3. Teams race through the course, guiding their blindfolded member via verbal cues.

3. Height Order

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The objective is for blindfolded team members to line up in height order without speaking.

How to Play

  1. Blindfold all team members.
  2. They must then arrange themselves in height order without speaking, using only touch and other non-verbal cues.

4. Little Lambs and Sheepdogs

In this adorable blindfold game, the ‘little lambs’ (blindfolded players) have to find their ‘sheepdogs’ using sound cues.

How to Play

  1. Divide the children into ‘lambs’ and ‘sheepdogs’.
  2. Lambs wear blindfolds and sheepdogs guide them using vocal signals like whistles or claps.
  3. Lambs have to find their respective sheepdogs.

5. The Minefield

A problem-solving and team work game involving blindfolded players navigating through a ‘minefield’ of objects.

How to Play

  1. Set up a playing area with various objects serving as mines.
  2. Blindfold one team member while the others guide them through the ‘minefield’ using verbal directions.

Funny Blindfold Games

1. Musical Blind Chairs

A hilarious twist on Musical Chairs, where players have to find and sit on chairs while blindfolded.

How to Play

  1. Place chairs in a circle and play music.
  2. Blindfold the players.
  3. When the music stops, players have to find a chair and sit.

2. Blindfold Bowling

A laugh-out-loud game where blindfolded players attempt to knock down soda cans arranged in straight lines.

How to Play

  1. Set up soda cans as bowling pins.
  2. Blindfold the players.
  3. Players take turns trying to knock down the ‘pins’.

3. Pin the Tail

This game involves blindfolded players trying to pin a ‘tail’ onto an outline drawing of a donkey.

How to Play

  1. Hang a large picture of a donkey on a wall.
  2. Blindfold the players and give them a ‘tail’ with a piece of tape attached.
  3. Players try to pin the tail on the donkey.

4. Charades: Blindfold Edition

In this comical game, blindfolded players try to act out words or phrases for their teammates to guess.

How to Play

  1. Blindfold the actor.
  2. Provide a word or phrase for them to act out.
  3. Team members try to guess what is being acted.

5. The Laughing Game

The objective is to make the blindfolded player laugh using any non-physical means.

How to Play

  1. Blindfold one player and seat them in the middle of a circle.
  2. Other players take turns trying to make the blindfolded person laugh without touching them.

6. Blindfold Marco Polo: Land Edition

This is a hilarious twist on the classic game of Marco Polo, where the blindfolded player has to tag the others while navigating on land.

How to Play
  1. Blindfold one player, who stands in the middle of an open area.
  2. The blindfolded player calls out “Marco,” and the other players respond with “Polo.”
  3. The blindfolded player must try to tag one of the responding players to switch roles.

7. The Blindfolded Artist

In this amusing game, the blindfolded player has to draw a picture based on the group’s verbal instructions. The results are often hilarious!

How to Play
  1. Blindfold a player and give them a piece of paper and a pen.
  2. The rest of the group must verbally instruct the blindfolded artist to draw something specific.
  3. Once the drawing is complete, the blindfold is removed, and everyone can enjoy the funny artwork.

8. The Laughing Statue

This game involves blindfolded players trying to make a “statue” laugh using funny sounds, jokes, or impressions.

How to Play
  1. One player stands still, acting as the ‘statue’.
  2. Blindfold the rest of the group members.
  3. Each blindfolded player takes turns trying to make the statue laugh without touching them.

9. Blindfold Musical Bumps

A fun twist on Musical Chairs, where blindfolded players must sit down quickly when the music stops, but the catch is that they are sitting on inflated balloons!

How to Play
  1. Place inflated balloons in a circle, one fewer than the number of players.
  2. Blindfold the players and start playing music.
  3. When the music stops, players must find a balloon and sit on it. The one who doesn’t find a balloon is out.

10. Blindfolded Limbo

The game involves a hilarious take on the traditional limbo dance but with blindfolded participants.

How to Play
  1. Set up a limbo stick at an appropriate height.
  2. Blindfold each participant.
  3. One by one, players must go under the limbo stick without touching it or falling.

Blindfold Games with Food

Below are some fun blindfold games you can play that involves food.

Keep in mind that things can get messy.

1. Blindfold Taste Test

A fun blindfold game to engage the sense of taste, perfect for classroom settings or birthday parties.

How to Play

  1. Prepare a selection of different food items.
  2. Blindfold one player.
  3. Feed them different foods, asking them to guess each item.

2. Ice Cube Pass

This is a refreshing outdoor game ideal for hot summer days.

How to Play

  1. Have a large open space and mark a start and finish line.
  2. Blindfold all the team members.
  3. Hand the first player an ice cube.
  4. The ice cube is passed from player to player until it reaches the finish line.

3. Blindfolded Baking

Teams have to bake something simple while one or more of them are blindfolded.

How to Play

  1. Provide all the necessary ingredients and utensils.
  2. Blindfold one or more team members.
  3. The team has to successfully bake something, like cookies or a cake.

4. Jellybean Guess

Players have to guess the flavor of jellybeans while blindfolded.

How to Play

  1. Blindfold the player and offer them a jellybean.
  2. The player has to guess the flavor of the jellybean they just ate.

5. Smoothie Challenge

Blindfolded players have to identify the ingredients in a pre-made smoothie.

How to Play

  1. Make a smoothie using 3-5 ingredients.
  2. Blindfold the players.
  3. Players taste the smoothie and have to guess the ingredients.

These blindfold games offer a variety of sensory experiences and challenges, providing not only entertainment but also educational value. Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, or a young adventurer, these games are a fun way to learn, laugh, and grow.

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