Learn to Play the Crazy Candy Whacking Game {Family Game Night}

by This is Carrie on October 25, 2012

While the Crazy Candy Whacking Game is a great birthday party game, I have the most fond memories playing it with my family during Family Home Evening.  Kids obviously love it, but it’s an awesome game for teenagers and adults alike, always ending in tons of laughter.  It’s a fun game for a family of 3 all the way up to a family of 20 (although there is more chance for injury especially when your family is as competitive as mine).  You can play it outside or inside (assuming you have an open space large enough).  And for everyone enjoying their first snow, you definitely don’t have to play in swimsuits.

Just last week, I taught all the neighborhood kids the Crazy Candy Whacking game and it was just as much fun as I remembered. Even some of the neighborhood adults had to get in on the action.  I’m telling you, this game appeals to EVERYONE.

How to Play the Crazy Candy Whacking Game

Supplies: chair, candy, a few pieces of rolled up paper (newspaper is best, we used some butcher paper),  blindfold.

Objective: grab as much candy as you can without getting whacked.

-Pick someone to be “It”. Have them sit in the chair. Blindfold & hand them the rolled up newspaper (aka “The Whacker”). If you are worried, getting hit with a few pieces of rolled up newspaper does not hurt at all.  With 12 kids ages 4-40, we had no tears in 10 rounds of game play.

-Place a handful of candy under the chair.

-When someone says “go”, everyone tries to grab the candy from under the chair without getting hit.  The person sitting on the chair wildly swings The Whacker around, trying to hit everyone trying to steal the candy.  They may not get off the chair.

-When someone gets hit, they are “out” and cannot try to grab anymore candy (for a variation of the game, you can also have them return whatever candy they grabbed).

– You can set a time limit for each round or continue to play until the candy is gone.

-When the round is over, pick a new “It” and start over again!

-Depending on the number of kids you have playing, you might need to assign an adult referee to make sure the rules are being followed


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October 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

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Jen October 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm

So simple but looks like a great time!


Amy October 29, 2012 at 8:28 pm

This looks like just as much fun as Stir the Mush and you get candy! This is a game my boys are going to love!


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Ayden February 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm

We played a version of this game that we made up at my summer camp when we got rained in and spent the day in our cabin. One person is blindfolded with a pool noodle(someone accidentally brought if back from the creek when it started remaining) and clothespins attached to their clothes. All of the other people have to try to get as many clothespins as possible without getting hit.


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