Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

The Signal – Squeeze Hands

Time: 5 min.
Recommended age: all ages
Size of group: from 10 persons or more
Time for preparation: none
Material: piece of money, spoon, chair

Game description

Two groups of the same size stand back to back holding hands. At one end of this human chain, the group leader tosses a coin. Only the first person (of each team) in the chain is allowed to see if the coin comes up heads or tails. If heads, the first person squeezes the hand of the next person and so on until the last person is reached. He then snatches the spoon that was placed on a chair. The goal is to be the faster team getting the information (heads was tossed) through the chain and grabbing the spoon first. Looking at the first person in the group and talking are not allowed. This is a concentration game in which it is very often the case that the players squeeze hands even when tails comes up.


The winner is the team who grabs the spoon the most times. If the spoon is grabbed in error, a penalty point is deducted.

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