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Map Symbol Call my Bluff


Set of map symbol cards
Table and chairs for the people giving the descriptions
Optional tables and chairs for the participating teams

Game Description

Three adults are needed to make up the panel which reads the descriptions. One of these should be elected as the 'chair', or you can have a separate person to be 'chair'.

You can have as many, or as few, teams as you wish taking part and each team taking part should select a captain.

A set of cards are made, each one with a large version of a map symbol - make as many or as few as you wish.

Each panel member must write a description for each of the map symbols, one each as follows:

- a description which is correct

- a description which is plausible, but incorrect

- a description which is silly

Obviously, do not have the same person giving the same type of description each time.

It is necessary to make sure that the correct description is long-winded rather than the straight forward one or two word description found on a map legend.

Each team then confers amongst themselves to decide which is the correct description. After a short time the 'chair' will ask the teams to stop confering and will ask each team in turn for their choice.

ONLY THE CAPTAIN of each team may give the answer and points are awarded for correct answers.

Team with the most points is the winner.

You can vary this by, instead of each symbol being open to all teams, they take it in turn.

The key to the game is for the adults to be creative in the writing of their descriptions. Personally, I find the 'silly' descriptions the easiest to write and the 'plausible' ones the most difficult!

The game usually causes much hilarity - have fun!