Ring on a String is a brilliant party game for a family gathering or party at home. Everyone except small children can play. Its very simple and its great fun.
What you need to play the game
A long piece of string and a ring.
How to play
Everyone stands or sits in a circle.
The ring is placed on the string and is extended so that it forms a circle which everyone can place their two hands on. The string is then cut to length and the two ends tied together.
Everyone is now holding onto the string with both hands and the string is in a circle with the ring on it.
One person goes in the middle an closes their eyes.
Everyone else has to hide the ring. All players move their hands from side to side keeping their fists round the string as they do so.
The person in the middle now opens their eyes and has to try and find the ring by touching peoples fists. The fist must be opened when touched.
Everyone in the circle is passing the ring secretly from hand to hand trying to avoid being caught.
Once the ring is discovered, the person in possession takes a turn in the middle.
This is a great game that has been played many, many times by my family over the years. We all love it and hope you will too.
Do you know any good games for family gatherings ? What are they and what are the rules ?