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BALLREICH'S MEMORY GAME Print GAME PIECES, cut apart the cards, place face down on a table, mix up and reorganize into a square or other formation. Play one or more players. Turn over one card, then another. If the cards match, keep them. If they do not match you "miss". Turn both cards back facedown.
SCOREKEEPING: If playing one person, keep track of the number of turns you took to complete and try to beat this score the next time you play. If you play with another player, take turns after each "miss". The next player takes a turn until they miss, then on to the next player. Whoever ends up with the most pairs when the cards are all matched wins!
POTATO SACK RACE This is one of our favorite old time games. You will need an old potato sack or similar bag and a two-pound Ballreich's Potato Chip box for each participant. Have all participant's line up and set their box down with at least three feet between each partipant's box. Have the participants walk 20 feet away from their boxes (or distance of your choice) to the marked starting line. When all participants are ready have an announcer say "GO". Each participant must quickly jump into their sack, then hop to their box and around the box, back to the start line. The first one back to the starting line wins!
Print the attached documents on 8.5 x 11 paper. Cut out each shape. Use a handkerchief for a blindfold and place a piece of tape on each cutout (like pin the tail on the donkey). Hang the potato at an easy reach height for those playing the game. Have everyone line up. Blindfold the first person and hand them a cutout game piece with tape already on the back. Tell them what the item is and help direct them to the potato. They will then blindly dress the potato. Repeat for each person in line until all cutouts are taped up. Have fun!
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FIND FIVE OR MORE See how many Ballreich's mascots you can spy throughout our website! Can you find them all? There are 10 in all!
MUSICAL DASH Have each player label an index card with their favorite Ballreich's snack. Lay the index cards out randomly across the open floor. Instruct all players that when the music starts they are to move around, dance crazy and sing loudly. A song that keeps the kids moving around the room works great! When the instructor stops the music, all players must hurry to find an open index card and sit down on top of it. When everyone has sat down, call out a snack. Whoever is sitting on that snack wins a prize. Repeat until all prizes are won.
POTATO CHIP TOSS Open a 1.5 oz bag of Ballreich's Potato Chips for each pair of participants. Pour out the contents. Have each guest find a partner. Give the empty bag to one of the partners in each pair. Give the other partner 5 potato chips. Have the partners stand 5 feet apart facing each other. The goal is for the partner with the potato chips to toss the chip into the open empty bag. If they miss, they must pickup and try again. Once they make the first chip, they are to take one step back and throw the second. Repeat for 3, 4 & 5. The first team done wins! Be sure to count that all 5 are in the winners bag, they may try to eat the evidence!
HOT POTATO You'll need a radio and a potato. Have everyone stand in a circle facing each other, except one person who will control the radio. Everyone in the circle passes the potato around the circle. The radio person is not allowed to watch the action. They simply turn the radio on and off as they wish. When the music stops the person holding the potato is out of the circle. Don't drop the potato or the game starts again! The last person left wins!
HOT POTATO DRESS UP Gather a collection of goofy dress up clothes from sunglasses to fluffy bunny slippers to gaudy jewelry, a tutu, high heels and more! Fill two large bags with your collection of goods (something not see-through). Have all but one person stand in a circle. The one person outside of the circle will be the DJ by turning the music on and off. When ready, the DJ will start the music and the people in the circle start passing the bags to the right. The DJ is not allowed to look when operating the music. When the DJ stops the music, whoever is holding the bag of goodies must reach in without looking and pull out an item, which they must wear. To make more fun, you can put each item into a smaller bag to keep them from feeling what they are. Restart the music and replay. Continue until all items are out of the bag. Vote for the best dressed Mr./Mrs. Potato and have fun!
WHO AM I? Create a list of names of cartoon characters including Mr. and Mrs. Potato, along with famous people from politics, movies, music, history and more. Tape one to the back of each guest without allowing them to read the name. Once they have a name taped on their back, they will ask other guests YES or NO questions only. For example: Am I real? Am I still alive? Was I in a movie? Am I a female? Am I Scrooge? Each player tries to figure out what character/person's name is on their back. Winning players can try another round or simply help answer questions of others who are still guessing. Great for starting a party with guests to get them to talk to each other. Remember, only YES or NO questions are allowed.
CHIPPY SAYS Have one person be the caller and have everyone else face the caller. Be sure to play in an open room or outdoors with plenty of room to move. If the caller says "Chippy says.." when giving directions, everyone is to follow. If the caller does not include "Chippy says.." with their directions, everyone is to stay still. For example, the caller gives directions saying: "Chippy says touch your nose." "Chippy says tap your head." "Stick out your tongue". Anyone that stuck out their tongue now has to sit down because "Chippy" didn't say. Continue to play until one person is left. The last person left wins. Take turns being the caller.
PRETZEL RING TOSS Supplies needed include: 30 craft sticks, 8 oz bag of Ballreich's Pretzel Rings, and a large flat sheet of craft Styrofoam or a bulk paper box cardboard lid. Poke the craft sticks into the Styrofoam or cardboard at distances of your choice that you can still toss a pretzel ring over one without another being in the way. Now you have a game board! Place the new game board on a flat surface and give each contestant 5 pretzel rings. Mark a distance for the player to stand back from the game board and have them try tossing their pretzel rings over a stick on the game board. Color code the sticks for different prizes or set a prize per number of pretzels that circle a stick. ENJOY!