Mirror Mirror

This game works well when you have at least eight children at the party. You will need one chair for every child, minus one. For example, if there are 15 kids at the party, use 14 chairs.

Arrange the chairs in a circle so that the seats are facing inside.  Choose one player to stand in the center of the circle. This player is The Queen.  Have the remaining kids sit in the chairs facing her.

To start the game, The Queen approaches one of the seated children and says, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” The player who is approached must come up with an answer, such as “The fairest one of all has a pet dog” or” The fairest one of all has blonde hair” and then anyone with a dog or wearing tennis shoes must stand up and scramble to find a new seat.

The players cannot shift to the seat next to them, should it become empty. They must move at least two chairs away from their original spot if possible.

In the meantime, The Queen should try to sit down in one of the vacant chairs. Once everyone finds a spot, the one player left standing becomes The Queen, and must then approach a new seated player and ask, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”

There’s no definitive end to the game and no winner. Repeat as long as the children are having fun.

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