The guess time game

Number of players
2-8
Recommended age
7+
Competition type
1 vs.1, all vs. all
Playing time
1
-5 min
Difficulty
Normal
Cost or investment
Free

Brief description of the game

This game is a competition that will be won by the player who is able to count mentally and more accurately a certain number of seconds.
Table of contents

How to play "Guess the time"

Set up before start playing

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PLAYERS

Between 2 and 8 players, from 7 years old.

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REQUIRED OBJECTS

A stopwatch for each player. You can use the watch app on your mobile.

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DECIDING THE TIME TO MEASURE

If you have never played, we recommend starting with a game at 10 seconds (easier), then at 20 seconds (that’s when it starts to get harder), then 30 seconds… and if you dare, challenge with games at 1 minute.

Goal of the game

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GOAL OF THE GAME

The player who stops his stopwatch as close as possible to the stipulated time will win.

"Guess the time" rule: playing a game

1

THREE, TWO, ONE, GO!

Players have their mobile on the table. All the players shout: three! two! one! already! All press at once the button that starts the stopwatch and cover with the other hand the numbers that show how time is passing leaving only visible the button to stop the stopwatch.

2

MENTALLY COUNT...

Each player mentally counts the time and when he considers that he has reached the time stipulated for the game stops his stopwatch without raising his hand from the screen so that the time marked is not yet seen.

3

STOP

When all the players have stopped their timers, it’s time to meet the winner. Players raise their hand from their screen one at a time, in the same order as the stopwatches have stopped. The player closest to the stipulated time wins, either up or down.

Tips for playing "Guess the time"

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BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE STOPWATCH

Become familiar with the application of your watch before you start the game.

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PRACTICING

Training: you can spend some time so that, who wants, can observe your watch to internalize the tempo of the seconds.

Variants

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WHOEVER PASSES BY LOSES

You can add a difficulty that gives more excitement to the game: wins that comes closer but without going over. If anyone passes the time, then they are eliminated.

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CHAMPIONSHIP THREE ROUNDS

It may be more fun for four or more players to make a three-round championship. The first round at 10 seconds eliminates the player who has done the worst measure or has passed. The second round at 20 seconds eliminates again the worst player or the one passed. The last round would be a 30-second final between the remaining ones.

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LOODENS rating

 
So simple and so effective, this game always triumphs because, apart from the competition to see who can do it better, it is also a personal challenge for each player. Ideal as a fun short game.

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