Active, physical engaging variation on
"musical chairs"; can entertain a group for hours
Place chairs in a tight circle, with the chairs touching
Have 1 person stand in the middle - there
is now a vacant chair
The person in the middle tries to sit in an empty seat
The group prevents the person by someone moving seat, creating a new
The game moves fast -- due to the strategic "bum-shuffling" by the
group, the place of the empty seat is in constant movement, like a
Mexican wave, changing directions, tempting, then moving fast - or
instantly appearing on the other side if a bold cross is made by someone
Eventually the person in the middle makes a successful lunge for a seat
(it can get very dramatic), the group member who was aiming for the seat
(group consensus) now goes in the middle
And so on....
Equipment: 1 armless chair per person.
Robust kitchen chairs are ideal.
Time: ~10 to 60 mins
Hilarious, physically engaging, strategic
group activity/game. Create a tight circle of chairs. The
person in the middle tries to sit in the "vacant chair", but
it keeps moving because group switching themselves into the vacant