Great Party Games for Teenagers

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Up Jenkins




Up Jenkins is one of the great party games for teenagers. In this game you need to figure out which player is holding the coin.




You Will Need :

- Any number of players

- A table with chairs

- A coin


How To Play :


As many players can take part in this game as there are places at the table (unless they take turns).


Form two teams with an equal number of players and choose a captain for each team. The teams then sit along each side of the table, facing each other. The captains sit at the end of the table.


The captain of one team gets the coin and passes it under the table to the second player in his team. The players on that team pass the coin under the table back and forth from one player to another. The object of the game is to do it so carefully that the opposing team can not guess which player has the coin.


At any time, the captain of the opposing team may call out "Up Jenkins!" At this signal, the players on the team with the coin hold their hands over their heads with their fists clenched.


The captain then calls out, "Down Jenkins!" and the players slap their hands with palms flat on the table, keeping the coin hidden under one of the palms. Be careful that there is no clinking sound of the coin when hands are slammed down on the table.


Then the first two players on the opposing team guess which player has the coin. One of them says "Show Up", to the player he or she thinks has a coin. This player must lift up both hands to show if the coin is on the table. If it isn't, the second player gets to guess.


If one of the guesses is right, the opposing team gets a point, and wins a chance to hide the coin. If both guesses are wrong, the coin stays with the first team who gets a point.


Next time around the third and fourth players on the opposing team get to guess.


Who Wins :


Set a time limit for the game. At that point, the team with the most points wins.





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