Blindfolded Obstacle Race

First of all, prepare the course. In a large room place, a number of “obstacles” around the room – chairs, tables, forms, or any similar article of furniture can be used. Get the competitors to join in pairs and tie the inside legs of each couple together (as for the conventional three-legged race). The competitors have a good look at the course and then blindfold them. Now turn the pairs round and round, so that they are not sure quite where they are facing. While this is being done, arrange for a confederate to remove all the obstacles very quietly, so that the main part of the room is clear. Then tell the players they may start the race. This is most amusing to watch as the blindfolded pair will try most carefully to avoid the “obstacles” which the audience knows full well is not there.

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