Burglar Alarm

Summary: A game of hidden alarms

Ages: From 6 to 16

Recommended Number of Players: From 2 to 15

Equipment:
An alarm clock or kitchen buzzer with a really loud buzz
As many prizes as rounds you want to play

Set Up:
Set the alarm clock and hide somewhere in the house where it can be heard, but not seen.

How to Play:
Have all the players leave the room while the "burglar alarm" is hidden. Set the timer to go off in ONE MINUTE and call the players back into the room.

Winner:
If a player can find the "burglar alarm" BEFORE it goes off, they get a prize. Have several small prizes available so you can play many rounds.

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