Guess what it is with the sense of touch

Number of players
Recommended age
Competition type
Two teams
Playing time
-60 min
Cost or investment

Brief description of the game

This game tests the players’ sense of touch. Blindfolded, an object is placed in your hands and you have to guess what it is.
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How to play “Guess what it is by touch”

Things you need to know before starting to play

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Number of players

From 2 players over 5 years old. There is no maximum limit.

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What you need to play

Something to blindfold and objects that you have at home.

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Team Formation

The game is more fun when played in teams. Create two balanced teams.

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Agree on the number of rounds

In each round all players have a turn and must guess an object. The ideal number of rounds will depend on the total number of players and the time you want to be playing.

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Which team goes first?

In each round the teams will alternate turns guessing one player from each team at a time. Somehow you must decide which team will be first.

Order within the team

We also recommend establishing the order in which players from the same team will participate during a round.

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Object Selection

Each team meets and agrees on which objects they will use to propose to the opposing team.

Goal of the game

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Who will win?

The team that demonstrates the best sense of touch by guessing the most objects wins.

“Guess what it is by touch” rules: playing a game

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The player whose turn it is sits in a chair. The opposing team puts the blindfold on him and makes sure he sees nothing.

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Search and place the object in your hands

A player from the other team goes to look for the object they had previously decided on – discreetly so as not to give away any clues – and offers it to the blindfolded player.

Depending on what it is about, he is either left on his hands or asked to stretch out a finger, as if he were pointing, and the object is placed in contact with his finger.

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Touch and feel…

The blindfolded player touches the object… feels it… and…

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What is it…?

It’s time to show that you have a good sense of touch!

If you guess what the object is, a point is added to your team’s score.

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Next turns

Now it is the turn of a player from the other team to do the tactile tasting. Teams will alternate until a round is completed.

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Next rounds

The game continues if it has been agreed to play several rounds.

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Rule 1 – No cheating!

The player whose turn it is may not use any sense other than the sense of touch.

Your teammates cannot do or say anything to help you. In case of doing so, the turn will be lost without scoring any points.

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Rule 2 – Not everything goes

Do not use dangerous or abrasive objects

As for using “living things”… that’s up to you!

Avoid nasties… or the game will probably end badly.

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Rule 3 – Repeat object

If considered appropriate, an object may be repeated, whether it is used by the same team or by the opposing team.

End of the game. Who wins?

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Game over

The game ends when the rounds agreed upon before the start of the game have been completed.

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And the winner is…

The team that has guessed the most objects is the winner.

Tips to play “Guess what it is by touch”

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Headphones with music – Reason 1

It is possible for the blindfolded player to suspect what food the opposing team has been looking for: by the noise, the time it takes, the comments or the laughter of the players.

In that case you can put some headphones with music while he goes to look for the object and when he already has it in front of him you can take them off.

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Headphones with music – Reason 2

Another reason to put the headphones on may be if the object makes some characteristic noise that can serve as a clue, for example a rattle.

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Number of rounds

  • For 2 players (1 vs 1) = 6 rounds (12 objects in total).
  • For 6 players (two teams of 3 players) = 3 rounds (18 objects in total).
  • For large groups a single round will suffice, that is, one object per player.

This is just an orientation. You decide!

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For very large groups

If there are many of you and even playing in one round the game can become very long, you can take turns in parallel with two players at the same time, one from each team.

Games similar to ‘Guess What it is by Touch’

This game is part of a group of games which could be used to organize a real


SMELL: Guess what it is by smell.
TASTE: Guess what it is by its flavor
TOUCH: Guess what it is with touch
HEARING: Guess the sound

Yes, we know, there is one missing, the sight one. We will shortly add a game for it. When? We don’t know yet, but if you follow us on social media, we’ll keep you posted 😉

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LOODENS rating

This game is always a winner, especially if you choose “unexpected” objects or objects with a special meaning for the participants. Give it a shot!

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