Theme parties for children are a great hit in our circle of friends and family. Be it dragons, witches, knights or princesses: as anybody likes we even match food and games with the theme. For the witches party we started in decorating everything together – we made buntings and stamped on it with self-made stamps of bats, witches hats and brooms.
Later that afternoon we had witches games. We did award the best spell, they had to have a rid on a broom stick around an obstacle course and as our group was rather big we had several rounds of Hexivity. A game we all enjoyed a lot and is now played during several family gatherings.
By the way: Hexivity is new name for a game known under another term: Charades.
You can play Charades starting with 4 persons,
we usually split up into two groups,
each groups thinks of words with two or more substantives – matching the theme, which is in this cases witches, sorcerers and magic, suitable words for Hexivity would be "broomstick", "witchcraft" – as we play this game in German if have to admit that it is far easier to find words consisting of two or more substantives. You can of course search for kown literature and cinema cahracter's or book and movie titles like "Harry Potter", "Nanny McPhee", "Bewitched" or if playing among adults "Blair Witch Project".
A person from the other group has to interpret a chosen word or phrase by pantomime.
Kids 8 and above will mostly enjoy this game. It is important to us, that every child dares and tries to act out, therefore we allow to help out and to give hints.
During the game some of the groups try to be quicker by arranging special hand signals, for instance when they show the first or the second word or when they mime the whole term. Clever guessers even find signals for special themes.
Hexivity is a fun family game to play outdoors, this word guessing game can be played inside as well. When forming groups we like to mingle adults and kids.
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