Steal The Keys

An active, relaxed game for junior youth and small groups

How To Play Steal The Keys

Put the keys in the metal bowl, and place it under the chair.

Everyone makes a wide circle around the chair.

A Person is blindfolded, and Sits in the chair, armed with the Newspaper/Nerf Sword.

The Blind Man must defend the keys, if he connects with someone that person is either out, or sent back to start again.

The objective is to sneak up and get the keys from the bowl, back to the starting area, without being hit.

The successful sneaker gets to be the next blind man.

It can be played in turns, or all at once, which makes for fast competitive sneaking.

A Leader can also direct, selecting one or more child to attempt at the same time.

As an adaptation, this game is great in the dark.

Materials Needed

Metal Bowl or Billy Can
A Chair
Rolled Up Newspaper/Nerf Sword/Pool Noodle


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on 21 October 2011


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Thanks! I will play this with my cuzs if we cannot all agree on a game! Thanks again!

Posted by Me on 23 Nov 2018 at 8:49:37

Sounds fun! Thanks! My cousins and I will play!

Posted by erin on 8 Apr 2018 at 3:24:06

I remember playing this never 30 years ago at cubs and we loved it.

no one ever got injured and we used to point to the person but it couldn't be a sweeping point, ie arm out point made, recoil and resend.

theres other games I am looking for that I remember vaguely from cubs, for a group I am at now

Posted by BeWayne on 20 May 2017 at 7:51:54

I love this gameπŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’“β€πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’žπŸ’ŸπŸ’˜πŸ’ŒπŸŒ·

Posted by Faith on 22 Apr 2017 at 3:21:42

This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fun i played it at my 18th
birthday it was a sleepover with my friends.

Posted by NaLa on 17 Aug 2016 at 11:56:31

I will be play this with my kids today , thanks for the game

Posted by Charan on 7 Dec 2012 at 8:39:44

I have played something like this. The blind man is wearing a crown and the sneaker has to get it off. If the sneaker is tagged he is out or restarts. I think I like your version better because the blind man in my version could simply put his hands above the crown, although he is not allowed to touch the crown.

Posted by Caitlyn L. on 15 Aug 2012 at 2:28:15

perfect! now i know what to play tomorrow :) thank you!!

Posted by on 3 Aug 2012 at 9:26:52

It really seems like a person could accidentally get punched in the face

Posted by Anon on 26 Jul 2012 at 10:49:12

thanks now i no what 2 play

Posted by on 3 Jun 2012 at 12:38:48

seems pretty cool!

Posted by on 3 Feb 2012 at 7:46:15

Thanks a lot

Posted by on 26 Jan 2012 at 3:39:12

This sounds really fun.

Posted by on 3 Dec 2011 at 2:30:26
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