This is a challenging and fun game for larger groups.
It is essentially a memory game. The object of this game is to get 4 members of your team on the designated “couch” (or just a section of 4 chairs).
To start, have everyone sit down in a circle (incuding the 4 “couch” seats) alternating teams (we usually have a ribbon in the hair or something to designate the different teams). This means that two of the 4 designated seats on the couch belong to your team and two belong to the other. Remember the objective is to get the other team out of those seats and your team into them.
Write everyone playing the game’s name on a card and have everyone pull a name out of a hat. Everyone has a different name in their hand (it doesn’t matter if it is their own name). Once everyone is seated and has a name the game can begin.
You will need one empty chair. Whoever is to the right of that empty place has the opportunity to ask someone to come sit next to him. They will call the name of someone in the circle- but the person holding that name card (likely not the actual person) will get up and move to the empty seat. The first several people will just guess a name because they do not yet know who holds what name cards. For example, if the empty seat is next to you and you call the name Emily… the person with the name Emilyon their card gets up… NOT the person whose name is actually Emily. Once this “so-called Emily” comes and sits next to you, you switch name papers. Now YOU have become Emily and the person who sat next to you has the name you had (which only you know because no one has seen it but you).
Now everyone knows that you are Emily. There is an empty space where the girl who just sat next to you used to sit. So the person to the right of the empty seat calls another name (Sarah). The person with that name on their card moves to that spot and switches cards with the caller. You now know that the caller’s name is Sarah. You just keep doing this until eventually you call the name (on the card) of someone on the couch and they have to vacate their coveted position.
If the person to the right of the empty spot is on the couch, they will want call someone from their team up to join them. They will have to try to remember names from before of people on their team.
You may not call the same name twice in a row.
Once all four people on the couch are from the same team, that team wins!
Any favorite camp games we should cover for the last 10 days of this series? Let us know!