Monday, September 16, 2013

Let's Make a Deal

submitted here by Dawn Reid of South Cumberland Community Care Center on August 21, 2008

Size of Group: any size of group 

Equipment: Two non see-through sized gift bags, various nice prizes as well as some prank prizes, fake money. 

Objective: Our residents absolutely love this game. We always have a great laugh at some of the crazy prizes that are won. I always try to make sure that everyone has a funny prize and as well a nice prize.They get to laugh together and just enjoy each others company. 

Description: What we do is make sure that I have at least a dozen or so of each category of prizes. I then gather everyone that wants to play around a table. Everyone is given $80.00 in fake money. The first person to my left will start the game. I start the game with one prize in each the game goes on and people have already started to win prizes then I add one funny prize and a serious prize in each bag. This way we can make sure that if someone has not won a funny prize then we can make sure that they do or vice versa. They have the choice of what bag they would like to buy for a price of $20.00 in funny money. They can trade or purchase with the other residents if they wish to. We let everyone take their turn in order. The game is finished when everyone has spent all of their money. A couple of times through out the game open the bidding up and let everyone bid on the two bags....the highest bidder wins what is in the bag of their choice.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea here, but how to you actually set up play? What do they have to do to 'win', and do they know what are in the bags ahead of time?