Guess the flavor

Number of players
2-14
Recommended age
5+
Competition type
Two teams, all vs. all
Playing time
20
-60 min
Difficulty
Normal
Cost or investment
Free

Brief description of the game

In “Guess the flavor”, players test their sense of taste by blindly tasting some food or drink and trying to guess what it is.
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How to play "Guess the flavor"

Set up before start playing

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PLAYERS

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

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REQUIRED OBJECTS

Something to blindfold and food/drink that you have at home.

CREATE THE TEAMS

The game is more fun when played in teams.

Create two balanced teams.

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AGREE THE NUMBER OF ROUNDS

In each round all players have a turn and must guess a food or drink. 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 STARTS?

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 IN THE TEAM

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

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SELECTION OF FOOD OR BEVERAGES FOR THE TASTINGS

Each team meets and agrees on what foods or beverages they will use to propose to the opposing team.

Goal of the game

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WHO WIN?

The team that proves to have the best sense of taste by guessing the most foods or drinks wins.

"Guess the flavor" rules: playing a game

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EYE COVERING

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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TAKE AND OFFER FOOD OR DRINK

A player from the other team goes to get the food or drink they had previously decided on – stealthily so as not to give away clues – and offers it to the blindfolded player.

IT'S TIME FOR TASTING

The blindfolded player tastes it… savors it… and…

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WHAT IS IT?

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

If you guess what you are eating or drinking, 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 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 taste.

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 IS VALID

Only edible things!

And avoid nasties… or the game will probably end badly.

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RULE 3 - REPEAT OBJECT

If deemed appropriate, food or drink may be repeated, whether 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 food or drinks is the winner.

Tips for playing "Guessing by smell"

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ABOUT THE TASTING MOMENT

If it is a drink, it is better to bring your hand close to the glass and let the player himself or herself drink the liquid.

If it is a food, depending on what it is, a spoon can be used and we can let the blindfolded player bring the spoon to his mouth. Decide what is best in each case!

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HOLDING THE NOSE?

If the smell of the food or beverage is revealing, it will be convenient to hold your nose at the time of tasting. When the food or drink is already in the mouth, we release the nose! Don’t let us drown!

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MUSIC HEADPHONES

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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NUMBER OF ROUNDS

This is just an orientation. You decide!

For 2 players (1 vs. 1) = 6 rounds (12 tastings in total)

For 6 players (two teams of 3 players) = 3 rounds (18 tastings in total)

For large groups, a single round is sufficient, i.e. only one tasting per player.

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FOR VERY LARGE GROUPS

If you are a large group, even playing one round of the game can take a long time. You can speed things up by playing turns in parallel with two players at a time, one from each team.

Games like "Guess the flavor"

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

Championship of the senses

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Yes, we know, there is one missing, the sight one. We will shortly add a game for it. When? We don’t know but if you join our Newsletter we will let you know.

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LOODENS rating

  
You must play this game. If you organize it well and choose the right food, fun is guaranteed.

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