How To Play Pin The Tail On The Donkey

Child pinning tail on the donkey

by Puzzles HQ |
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Pin the Tail on the Donkey is a classic party game. Here are the basic rules:

1. Preparation

Hang a picture of a donkey without its tail on a wall. This serves as the target for the game. Make sure it’s at an appropriate height for the players.

2. Tails

Prepare ‘tails’ (pieces of paper or cutouts) with tape or glue on one side. These will be used by the players to attach to the donkey.

3. Blindfold

Hand the player a ‘tail’ and blindfold them.

4. Spinning around (optional)

After being blindfolded, players may be spun around a few times to disorient them slightly.

5. Ready, set, go!

Guide the player towards the donkey.

6. Pin the tail

The blindfolded player must attempt to attach the ‘tail’ to the correct spot on the donkey using sense of touch and direction alone.

7. Winner

Repeat this process with all players. The winner is the person whose tail is closest to the correct spot on the donkey!

Pin the tail on the donkey dates from the 19th century and is a great game for all ages.

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