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Blind Man’s Buff

Party Games

Name of Game:

Blind Man’s Buff


Party Games

Country of Origin:

Greece, Albania and others

How many players?:




Where is it played?:

In a large space


One player is blindfolded and tries to catch someone else in the room. If they catch (and in some versions can name) someone, then that person become “it”, and continues the game.

How to play:

A good blindfold

Materials Needed:

Aim of game:

To catch while blindfolded

How does it End?:

When everyone has had a go

Variations from other places:

In Ancient Greece it was called "copper mosquito."


In China versions of the game as far back as the Zhou Dynasty (circa 500 B.C.)

In Bangladesh known as Kanamaachhi meaning blind fly

Average time needed to play:

10 minutes

Age Range:

5 years +

Albert and others

Who Introduced us to it?: