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Button Button Who's Got the Button Game

A fun game for parties using a button or other small object


Button (or other small object such as a penny)

Leader - the one who hides the button in another players hands
Guesser - the player who tries to guess who has the button





To find out who has the button


Game Set Up
Children stand or sit in a circle with their hands in front of them - palms together. The leader (or “it”) takes the button and goes around the circle to every child placing their hands inside the children’s hands. In one of the child’s hands they drop the button - but continue around the circle so that no one knows who has the button - except for “it” and the button holder.


How to Play Button Button Who's Got the Button Game


After the leader has dropped the button in a child's hands the Guesser either walks or looks around the circle of children and says “Button, button - who has the button?” The Guesser then chooses a player that they think has the button and says “ ______ has the button!” If the Guesser is right about who has the button then the player who was holding the button becomes the new Guesser and the old Guesser becomes the Leader.



If the Guesser is wrong then the player to their right gets to guess.


** If you have the button and it’s your turn to guess you have to guess another child so no one will know who has the button.


There are several variations in how to play the Button Button game. 


1. The first Guesser will stand inside the circle of players and close their eyes. Children stand or sit in a circle and pass the button behind their backs. All the children pretend to pass the button around so that no one knows where it really is in the circle. The button stops after everyone counts to 100. The Guesser tries to guess where the button stopped and if they guess right they take that spot in the circle and the person with the button becomes the new Guesser.


2. After the button has been passed around the first Guesser asks questions (similar to the game twenty questions) to find out who has the button.


Warning: The Button Button Game is intended for children ages 3 and up because the button could be a choking hazard depending on its' size.  For players 3 and younger use a larger item that can't fit through a paper towel tube.


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