I’m always on the lookout for easy and fun games to play at birthday parties for my kids. Especially now that the girls are older, I want some party games that will keep them entertained but aren’t too juvenile for their “cool” tween status. So I was so happy to find this Candy Bar Game online. The kids loved it and I am pretty sure it is perfect for all ages; I know I would jump at the chance to play it!
A large assortment of candy and chocolate bars (make sure they are all different kinds — that’s what makes the game fun. Have at least one for each player and another 4 or more for the “pot” in the centre)
Paper Bag/sack for each player
A timer (you can use your phone)
Have everyone sit in a circle, each player is given one candy bar in a sack. The leftover candy bars are placed in the bowl in the middle.
Set your timer for ten minutes and start passing the dice around the circle.
Each person rolls the die once and depending on what number comes up, they have to follow this chart.
1: TAKE THE BOWL – here they get to take all of the chocolates from the bowl and place them inside their bag.
2: TRADE SACKS – here you can swap your sack with any other player.
3: LOSE A TURN – here you don’t get to do anything
4: ADD A BAR – here you have to take one of the bars our of your bag and place it into the centre bowl.
5: DOUBLE TAKE – here you get to take one bar from the player on your left and one from the player on your right,
6: GUESS A BAR -here you can guess which ever bar a player has in their bag, if you are correct you get to take it from them. It’s pretty obvious which candy bars are the coveted ones as the game goes on!
And finally, when the timer goes off, everyone gets to keep whatever candy bars they have collected.
P.S. I found this cute sign online so you can print and have it on hand for everyone to see…