Hunt the Thimble

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Hunt the Thimble (also known as Hide the Thimble) is a party game in which all but one partygoer leaves the room. The person remaining in the room hides a thimble, or other small object, somewhere in the room. When everyone comes back in, they must locate the hidden object.[1]

Variations in which only one person leaves the room and everybody else hides the object include Singing Hunt the Thimble and Hot or Cold. In the singing version, the people who hid the thimble sing louder when the searcher is close to the object and softer when they are farther away. In Hot or Cold, the hiders tell the searcher what temperature they are based on proximity to the hidden object—the closer they get, the hotter they are; thus, the farther they are from the object, the colder they are. In one variation, the thimble must be 'hidden' in plain sight from almost every part of the room.

Similar games exist in Germany (Topfschlagen, in which a blindfolded player must find a pot guided by calls of hot or cold [2]); in Poland (Ciepło-zimno) and in Russia (Kholodno-goryacho, both meaning Hot & Cold). In the Polish and Russian version a player is guided to find a hidden object by calls of cold, colder, warm, hot, boiling; blindfold is not used. The game exists also in Spanish speaking countries[3]