Rhythm Master

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Socially distanced detective game from Scout Association's website




Everyone should sit in a large circle. Make sure there’s enough space for everyone to stay distanced in the circle.
Choose one player to be the detective and ask them to turn around and cover their ears, so they don’t know what’s going on.
Choose another player to be the rhythm master.
The rhythm master should start an action or rhythm and everyone else in the group should copy them. They shouldn’t do any actions that involve touching their face or anyone else.
Ask the detective to join the circle again and tell them that they have three guesses to try to work out who the rhythm master is.
During the game, the rhythm master should switch to new actions and rhythms, and the group should continue to copy them (without making the identity of the rhythm master obvious).
When the detective’s found the rhythm master, or used up all their guesses, play again with different people in the roles.


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  • Socially distanced

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