Literally, sardine is a common name which is used to refer various tiny oily fishes within the herring family of Clupeidae. Too technical, right? Thankfully, this sardines is a game and not fishes in the sea however there is a meaty reference with the fishes.
Sardines is basically a variation of the popular game Hide and Seek. It’s almost like reverse engineering Hide and Seek. Instead of one person trying to find all the hidden person, in sardines, a person hides and all the remaining players try to find the person.
Location: Preferably Outdoors
Age Group: 8 and above
Group Size: 4-20
How to play Sardines Game?
- A player is randomly chosen from the group.
- All the other players go elsewhere where they can not see the chosen player.
- The players chooses an unlikely hiding place.
- The other players now come to the location and try to locate the hidden player.
- The players who locate the hider hide with them.
- The objective of this game is to avoid being the last player to join the group.
- The player to come last now takes his turn hiding and the game repeats.
Here is The Youtub3 family having fun while playing Sardines:
Why is this game called Sardines?
As the players begin to find the hider and join him/her in the hiding place, the place becomes progressively cramped like Sardines cramped in a tin jar.
- Make sure there are no sharp objects in the playing field.
- While choosing the hiding place, instead of focusing on choosing a rare place, focus on choosing a deceptively common place as the searchers are likely to search in rare places.
- You can reward a point for the player who finds the hider first and the player with highest point wins the game.
- This game helps to increase the awareness in the players.
- Sardines also bolsters the ability to pay attention to minor details.
- This game also helps to improve communication between the team both while searching for the hider and becoming sardines.