WHATS YOUR TRADE?

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Objective

A mix of charades and tag where one team must guess the occupation of the other team and the chase them back to home base.

Game Type

Active. A lot of movement may be required.

Players

6 or more players

What You Need To Play

Nothing

Rules

Divide the group into two equal teams. Choose a team captain for each team. Each team must determine a home base which can be a location (the driveway, the porch) or an object (the car or street light etc.). Decide which team will go first. The chosen team then huddles and chooses an occupation to act out. Examples might be a painter, pilot, dishwasher, cowboy etc. See below for more ideas. Once this has been done and the actions for the charade discussed, the teams then approach each other and the chosen team to begins the game with the following question:

Team 1: “Here we come.”
Team 2: “Where are you from?”
Team 1: “New Orleans.” (Players can substitute their own home town here.)
Team 2: “What’s your trade?”
Team 1: “Ice cream and lemonade.”

Team 1 then begins acting out the charade and Team 2 tries to guess. Any member can guess. The captain of Team 1 answers the guesses either by saying yes or no or you’re getting warm, you’re getting closer, you’re getting colder etc. If the correct guess is made, Team 2 tries to catch the members of Team 1 before Team 1 can
run back to their home base.

Winning

If Team 1 can get back to their home base with no members being tagged, then they get to act again. If any members of team 1 get tagged then team 2 gets to act out the next time and the game starts all over.

Occupations

Painter
Mechanic
Truck driver
Basketball player
Pilot
Umpire
Seamstress
Dancer
Singer
Hockey player
Carpenter
Typist
Preacher
Policeman
Chef

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