Blind Man’s Wand

Kid’s Party Games

This is another way of playing Blind Man’s Bluff, and is thought by many to be an improvement on that game.

The player, who is blindfolded, stands in the centre of the room with a ling paper wand, which can be made of newspaper folded up length ways, and tied at each end with string. The other players then join hands and stand round him in a circle. Someone then plays a merry tune on the piano and the players dance round and round the blind man, until suddenly the music stops; the blind man then takes the opportunity of lowering his wand upon one of the circle, and the player upon whom it has fallen has to take hold of it. The blind man then makes a noise, such as, for instance, the barking of a dog, a street cry, or anything he things will cause the player he has caught to betray himself, as the captive must imitate whatever noise the blind man likes to make. Should the blind man detect who holds the sticks the one who is caught has to be blind man; if not, the game goes on until he succeeds.

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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