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canadian capitals race

Play this game for the Girl Guides of Canada's  Cross-Canada Challenge!

Players:

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A group of 7 or more (odd numbers are best)

Equipment:

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26 file cards, each marked with the name of a province, territory, or capital city

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Chairs, pieces of paper, or other place markers

How to Play:

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Set up chairs or place markers in a circle where you want to play.  Make the circle as large as possible.  Use one less chair than the number of players.

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Give each player a card with the name of a province, territory, or capital city.  Hand the cards out in pairs - if someone has Nunavut, make sure someone else has Iqaluit, etc.  Use one less card than the number of players.

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To start the game, the player without a card stands in the middle of the circle.  All the other players stand or sit at their places in the circle.

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The player in the centre calls out the name of a province, territory, or capital city.  The player with that card, and its corresponding province, territory, or capital city must run to switch places in the circle.  The player in the centre tries to get to one of these places first.

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If the centre player is successful in getting to one of the empty spaces, they take the card of the player who is left without a space.  That person becomes the new centre player.

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The centre player can also call out "Canada" - if this happens, everyone must switch places.