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How to Play Musical Chairs

Don’t be left without a chair. This is a great game for any party.


  • Step 1: Choose person to play music Choose a person to start and stop the music throughout the game.
  • Step 2: Set up chairs Set up the chairs back to back, with one fewer chair than the number of people playing. Have the participants circle the chairs.
  • Step 3: Start the music Start the music. When the music starts, the players walk around the chairs in a clockwise direction.
  • Step 4: Stop music Listen for the music to stop. When the music stops, the players must sit in the chair nearest to them. The person left without a seat is out of the game.
  • TIP: Stay focused on the chairs, so when the music stops you can grab one.
  • Step 5: Remove a chair Remove a chair every time someone goes out of the game.
  • Step 6: Continue playing Continue the process until only one person is left with a chair. They are the winner.
  • FACT: The world record for playing Monopoly upside down is 36 hours.

You Will Need

  • Players
  • Music
  • Chairs

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