Guessing game

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For other uses, see Guessing Game (disambiguation).

A guessing game is a game in which the object is to guess some kind of information, such as a word, a phrase, a title, or the location of an object.[1]

Many of the games are played co-operatively. In some games some player(s) know the answer, but cannot tell the other(s), instead they must help them to guess it. Guessing games are "readily adaptable for classroom use", as such a game "creates just enough tension to remain exciting, challenging, and competitive" for children, so long as the teacher designs effective rules "to eliminate unruly or unsportsmanship behavior".[1]

It has been noted, however, that children in therapy may initiate guessing games as a way to avoid talking about distressing issues, and that therapists who are using other kinds of games to facilitate communication should avoid being drawn into them.[2]



  1. ^ a b Vicki Cohen, John Cowen, Literacy for Children in an Information Age: Teaching Reading, Writing, and Thinking (2007), p. 267.
  2. ^ Garry L. Landreth, Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship (2012), p. 294.

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