Everyone sits in a circle, preferably on chairs. One player begins the game standing in the middle of the circle. The goal of the game is for pairs of players seated in the circle to "barter" or trade their spots without the player in the middle noticing. All trades must be signaled silently. I tell my campers that they may not trade spaces with anyone sitting closer than three seats away from them (i.e., they are encouraged to trade with someone who is directly opposite from them in the circle). For safety's sake, I also instruct my campers that no more than two pairs of people may attempt to trade spaces at the same time, in order to avoid collisions and mass confusion. Every time someone gets out of their seats, of course, the player in the middle of the circle tries to take their place.

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