Make band of paper to go around each boys head. Connect with sticky tape.
Sit in a circle.
Hand out the names of the characters from “The Hobbit” face down on the table or floor.
Attach double sided tape to the back of the names so that they will automatically be right side up when the boys attach them.
Boys attach the name to the headband making sure they don’t call out suggestions or cheat by looking at their own character.
Everyone else should be able to see their character except the person whose head it is attached to.
Let the questions begin. One person at a time gets to guess their character by asking questions about what they think it is and by the process of elimination getting the answer.
It would be sensible to introduce the boys to the characters before with a Who am I? and 3 clues before the game.
Suggestions wizard – Gandalf – fireworks, leading hobbits into adventures, magic hobbits - Bilbo Baggins of The Shire – the burglar, conned into going on an adventure by Gandalf, Gollum – once a hobbit but possessed by the Ring of Power, hundreds of years old, lost the ring, tried to trick Bilbo with a riddle contest, wanted to eat him and get the ring back. 13 dwarves Dwalin, Balin, the twins Kili and Fili, Dori, Ori, Nori, Oin Gloin, Bifur, Bofur and fat dwarf Bombur, (Leader)Thorin Oakenshield) Trolls – Bill, Tom and William –turn to stone when daylight hits them –wanted to eat the dwarves and Bilbo –not very clever - argumentative Mountain giants – threw rocks at the part travelling through the MistyMountains - dangerous Goblins – King of the goblins hate dwarves and are in alliance with wargs Wolves – try to capture the dwarves in the pine tree Giant Eagles – rescue the party from the burning tree, the goblins and the wolves Elves from Rivendell help the party – discover moon writing Beorn – the shapechanger –man to bear – cares for the party Wood elves – imprisoned the dwarves, suspicious of strangers Lakemen of Esgaroth – the Bard kills the dragon, Mayor of Esgaroth betrays his people Thrush – clues to the door into the mountain Raven – very old – helps Bilbo Smaug – the dragon inside the lonely mountain that stole the dwarves treasure and home