Bag of Guesses
Every Hen Party needs games that anyone can play. It’s one thing having all the mad Hen Party drinking games and dares – but you’ll need to consider playing games that everyone can take part in, no matter what their game tastes are. The game “Bag of Guesses” is the perfect game to fill this time – as it’s a game anyone can take part in.
You’ll need to collect several paper supermarket bags, as well as a number of small items that can be put inside these bags. You’ll also need to ensure you have pens and paper available for the Game so that scores can be kept, and guesses can be written down. For ideas of items that can be used, things like unusual shaped sweets (think wagon wheels), toiletries, underwear, and stationary make perfect examples.
Before the Hen Party Game begins, place several of the items into each of the supermarket bags you’ve collected. It’s a nice idea to create ‘themed’ bags, such as a bag full of toiletries, a bag full of sweets and a bag full of clothing. Seal each bag at the top so no one can see into them, and make sure you mark the bags up with a number, and note to yourself what items are in each one.
Finally, if you find the bags feel a little empty, or the items are too obvious – consider stuffing the bags with shredded newspaper to pad them out slightly and make the items harder to distinguish.
How to Play
- Sit the Hen Party guests around in a circle, and split them into as many teams as you have bags.
- Pass the bags around to each of the teams. Give each of the teams the paper and pens, and tell them to make note of the bag number they’re starting out with.
- Start a 2 minute timer, and tell the teams they have 2 minutes to write down as many items as they can feel inside the bag. The aim of the game is to feel the items from outside of the bag (no peeking), and try and guess what they are.
- Once the timer has stopped – tell the teams to pass the bags to the team on their right, and then start the game over again – of course with a new numbered sheet of paper correlating with the new bag number they’ve been given.
- If you notice the teams doing to well (perhaps you’ve made it too easy?), consider changing the rules slightly and making them guess not only what the item is, but also the color, or the shop it was bought from – or even the brand.
- Once each team has had a go with all the bags, take them all back and then open one bag at a time to reveal the actual contents.
- It’s a good idea to ask the teams to pass their score sheets to the team on their left, so that they can be marked by a different team – reducing the chances of them changing their answers!
- For every item they’ve guessed correctly, they get a point. For every item they’ve guessed incorrectly, they get no points.
- If you’ve gone with the game extension and told them to guess the color, brand or shop – you can award bonus points if they’ve got these right!
The winning team is the team with the most points after all the bags have been opened. As a reward for winning, you could offer the team with the most points one of the items from the bags (or if you’re feeling generous – perhaps a whole bag). You could also consider giving the items to the Hen for keepsakes – if they’re fit for that purpose.
We’ve found this game very popular in the past. It’s a great game for getting everyone involved – it’s relatively easy to explain, and people generally enjoy playing it!
Let us know if you decide to play this game – we’d love to hear how it went down.Print This Page