Friday, 27 April 2012

Wink Murder

Wink Murder

What you need

  • 8 or more children

How to Play

  • Get the children in the circle
  • Pick one child, an older child for the fist time, to be 'detective'
  • The 'detective' leaves the room or faces a wall so as not to see the circle.
  • The adult then picks someone to be the 'winker', making sure not to use any names.
  • The 'detective' then comes back and stands in the middle of the circle.
  • The job of the 'winker' is to wink at people, who then melodramatically die, and keep going with out being spotted by the 'detective'.
  • The 'detective, has three guesses to determine who is the 'winker'.
  • When the game is over the 'winker' becomes the 'detective'.


  • It is a good idea to have the 'winker' put up their hand so everybody knows who they are, except the 'detective'
  • Make sure the children don't stare at the 'winker' or it makes it too easy!
  • Encourage the melodrama.

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