MEMORY TEST

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Objective

A game to test your ability to remember a handful of objects in a short amount of time

Game Type

Passive. Little or no movement is required.

Players

What You Need To Play

Tray and 10-15 small objects

Rules

On a tray, place about 10 to 15 small items (e.g. pencil, watch, comb, shoe lace, spoon, toy car, etc.) and cover with a cloth. Sit everyone in a circle. Place the tray in the middle of the circle and remove the cloth for 60 seconds. Everyone has to remember the objects. When the time is up, replace the cloth. In turn, each person has to name an object on the tray. The first person to fail to name an object, repeat an object or name something not on the tray is out. The tray is then removed and some or all of the objects replaced, and the game re-started with the person following the one who is out. If the game is too easy for the group, add more objects or reduce the time.

Variation

After showing the objects, have each person write down as many objects as they can remember. Then read back the list of objects on the tray, one at a time while everyone marks them off if they have them written down. Give a prize to the person(s) with the most.

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