Waking the Dead

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A game to see who can be the most careful, the quietest and cunning!




In this game, everyone has to sit down on the floor in a circle with their shoes off. Everyone must have their eyes shut and keep them shut. One person is appointed to wake people from the dead. They do this by walking around as silently as possible and touching someone on the shoulder gently. The person touched opens their eyes and silently gets up. They then go and touch someone else on the shoulder as quietly as possible. When people have touched someone on the shoulder to 'wake' them, they stand back in the circle silently. Eventually only one person is left. Everyone creeps up to them silently, gathers around them and whispers their name


  • Indoor games
  • Quiet game

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