Youth Group Games - Group Games

Blind leading the Blind

Blindfolded person has to accomplish tasks. Team can't talk.
Materials
One blindfold and Random objects relating to task
How To Play
There are three main groups for this game:
1) The blindfolded person
2) The team spokesman
3) The team

The blindfolded person has a selected task is put on a field.

The team spokesman faces away from the field and is not allowed to turn around to look at the field.

The team stands in front of the spokesman, looking at the field, but the team is not allowed to talk.

Through motions the team must try to get the spokesman (who can't see the field) to yell to the blindfolded person and explain what to do.

The facilitator has previously set up some task (i.e. go pick up a ball, bring it to a bucket, and put it in) and has told the team what the blindfolded person needs to accomplish.
18 Ratings
18 Ratings

this game is so fun!!! -mikey (Nov 19, 2009)


this is a great team builder -min karl brumfield (Feb 23, 2010)


Here is a variation on this which I have NOT tried yet, but will tonight! It involves a bit more competition. Before the game starts, set up a task for two blindfolded people to do, preferably in an open space (i.e., pick up a ball, put it in a bucket located somewhere else). There are two teams. Each team has a spokesman, a blindfolded person, and team members. The blindfolded people are placed somewhere in the open space. The team members will stand facing the blindfolded person in the field, and the spokesmen will face the team members, but NOT the blindfolded person. The team mem -Chris $man (Jun 25, 2010)


(cont'd from last post) will use hand motions and gestures to indicate what the blindfolded person needs to do in order to accomplish the task. The job of the spokesmen are to interpret the messages and motions of the team members and give oral instructions to the blindfolded person. Both teams will do this at the same time, and the team of whichever blindfolded person achieves the task first wins. -Chris $man (Jun 25, 2010)


Using this for an illustration of putting your future in God's hands. We'll do the same task twice, first with the spokesman not looking, then with the spokesman seeing the whole room/field. The application is that we often listen to our friends and people who don't see our future to get advice but if we trust in God, who CAN see our future, we can be more confident in our destination. Thanks for the game...this illustration is free to use. No copyright. :) -Michael Prince (Jan 16, 2013)


Love the Illustration!!! -Jered Jan 2013 (Jan 22, 2013)


thanks for the game ideas. I needed a spiritual application too for the work I do with young people. -Shirley (Feb 7, 2013)


This one worked great! Many of the students liked it. We had a competition with two teams, and the team that got their blindfolded person to do the task first won. -David (Feb 18, 2013)


Can someone give me some examples of tasks that you guys have used??? -Sean (Jun 17, 2014)


great -Naz (Aug 1, 2014)


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