T-shirt relay

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T-shirt relay
Type: relay game, coordination game
Number of players: about 10 to 20
Location: everywhere
Equipment: several T-Shirts (large sizes)
Duration: a few minutes
Preparation: none

The T-shirt relay is a simple relay game and coordination game for groups of almost any sizes. It is usually most fun, if two ore more groups with five to ten players participate.


Each participating team needs one T-shirt (or something similar, like a pullover). It should be large enough so that everybody can fit into it.


The rules of the game are quite simple: when the game is started, all members of the team have to put on the T-shirt and then pass it on to the next player. The group that first manages to pass the shirt to every player has one. When groups are of different sizes, some members of the smaller groups have to put on the shirt several times.

This task can be improved in several ways:

  • The participants play blindfolded
  • They may not talk
  • Members in the group may not help each other.
  • They may only use one arm
  • etc.