46. Follow the Open Road

Challenge your friends or family to a game of Follow the Open Road.  In this game each person takes a road and follows it with their eyes only (no fingers or pencils allowed).  The leader times each person as they follow their road from the start to the finish.  When they finish, they secretly tell the leader where their road ended.  After all players have followed their open road, the leader announces who was able to follow their road correctly, and who was able to do It in the fastest time.

You can use the Open Roads as your destinations:

  • Accepting
  • Supporting
  • Negotiating
  • Listening
  • Encouraging
  • Trusting
  • Respecting

Alternate ways to play:  You can play where everyone follows the same road, or the leader can assign a different road for each player.  The object of the game is to go from the starting point to the correct end point and to see who can complete the journey correctly in the fastest time.

Extending the difficulty:  You can draw your own roads and have 3, 4, 5, or more start and finish points.  The more roads you draw, the more difficulty it is to follow the open road correctly. 

  • Suggestion:  For young children start with no more than 3 roads.
  • For players 10-14 years:  Four or more open roads creates a great challenge.
  • For players 15 years and up:   Start with four roads and add 2 more, then 2 more to extend the challenge.

Game idea from Frenchie Bazzocchi, Canada 2020