Pass the Rock


For ~5 players.



Find an item to be the rock which should be small enough to be put in someone’s pocket. Pick someone to be the detective for the first round. Everyone else are the thieves.


The goal of the thieves is to pass the rock between them five times without the detective noticing. The detective gets five attempts at guessing who has the rock; if they guess successfully, the detective wins the round. Whenever the thieves pass the rock between them, the giving thief has to inform the receiving thief what pass number this is, and the giving thief, as soon as the transaction is complete, needs to tell the detective what pass number they just finished.


If the detective guesses that someone has the rock and they do, the detective wins. If the thieves pass the rock five times successfully, the thieves win.

At the end of the round, someone new is the detective.