I Have The Hat

by Baily
(Indiana, USA)

This game has verbal clues and is kind of confusing. You're going to need at least 3 people. You start out by saying, "I Have the hat and I pass it to blank" because you say a name.


Then you say you pass it to someone else but you say their name. Then you ask who has the hat. and you tell them who has the hat.

How do you know who has the hat? Well the first person to talk is who has the hat but you dont tell them that.

It is fun to watch your friends get frustrated because they dont know the secret. :)

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May 03, 2020
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A is trying to confuse the issue
by: Leena

whaaaaa??

A is trying to confuse the issue by saying he passed the hat to B, when he didn't get the hat back from C in the first place. So, B shouldn't answer the question.

This is what happens in real life when someone puts the blame on someone else for their problem. When they don't get a response from the first person, they decide to pass the blame on somebody else. If the second person responds and tries to justify themselves, they have just fallen into the trap of the blamer.

The idea is not to respond. If you don't, sooner than later the blamer will have to take responsibility for their actions and cut the cycle of blame trading.

Mar 29, 2020
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by: whaaaaa??

wait wait wait. this doesn’t make sense.

A,B and C play. A starts off by saying "I have the hat and I pass it to C" then A says "I have the hat and I pass it to B." obviously, C has the hat not B. but A says "Who has the hat?" and whoever answers has it? i’m sorry but HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?? IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!! If B replies saying that he has it he would be wrong because C got it first. But some people are saying that whoever speaks has it. so... which one is it?

Mar 25, 2020
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who has the hat
by: Anonymous

Hey Everyone, the answer is :
THE ONE WHO HAS THE HAT!!!!!! IS THE ONLY ONE WHO SHOULD ANSWER THE QUESTION.

Oct 24, 2019
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my friend did it i know her secret yes!
by: person m k

ty for sharing

Feb 15, 2019
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Response to Hat game comment below by Sereen
by: Leena

Hi Sereen!

I can understand your dilemma. Baily begins the game description with the submission 'is kind of confusing'. I am going to try and explain the game. Let's see if that helps you.

Assume A, B and C are playing this game. A starts out by saying 'I have the hat and I pass it on to C'. Then A says again, 'I pass it on to B'.

Now A asks 'who has the hat?' If B answers, that means he has the hat. However, if B understands that he did not have the hat because the hat was originally passed on to C and until C passes it, A cannot pass it on to anybody, then he will be quiet and let C answer. If C answers then of course he has the hat.

After this the game begins again, with C this time. It is somewhat like a game we used to play as children called 'find the handkerchief'

In this game all the children sit in a circle. One of them is given a handkerchief. This child then goes around outside the circle and silently drops the handkerchief behind another child.

The game is in the children being alert and figuring out which one of them now had the handkerchief. Whoever has it should figure it out quickly and pick up the handkerchief, chase the first child and touch him before he gets an opportunity to sit back in his place.

If the first child is touched then he is out of the game.

Feb 14, 2019
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Hat game
by: Sereen

I need to know the trick

Dec 20, 2018
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Garbage
by: Zoe Ella

My brother showed me this game and it infuriated the whole family i hate this dumb game because it has stupid rules

Mar 19, 2018
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Funny
by: Leena

Hi Whisperer,

Thank you. The game does seem new agey.

Have a good day!

Leena Kapoor
Experiential Learning Games

Mar 18, 2018
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Whisperer
by: Aswin

Its an interesting game, saw my hat in the clouds.

Dec 19, 2017
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Honest
by: Leena

Hi Dumbo,
"This is the supidest thing ever"
Thanks for your honesty. Reminds me of the story 'The Emperor's New Clothes'

Nov 05, 2017
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STUPIDNESS
by: DUMBO

This is the supidest thing ever

Jun 17, 2016
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Explanation
by: Anonymous

Who ever talks after the question "who has the hat"has the hat.

Apr 22, 2015
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Teachers Are Busted(TAB)
by: Alexa15

My teacher Ms.Bula is going to see how I get the answers right.

Feb 24, 2013
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to explain the game
by: Smartestpersonever

to explain this game it goes like this.: there are three people jenny, cody, steve. Cody starts off by saying I have the hat I give it to jenny jenny gives it to steve and steve gives it back to jenny who then throws the hat away. who has the hat.? if steve said that no one has the hat because jenny threw it away he would be wrong. steve would have the hat because he talked first. whoever talks first after the question "who has the hat" has the hat.

Nov 19, 2009
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CONFUSED CONFUSED
by: Anonymous

Do I have the hat? I am confused. Really AM

Mar 19, 2009
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confusing alright
by: Anonymous

i will try this game with my new promotes, lets see how quickly they given in

Mar 10, 2009
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A possible explanation
by: Leena Kapoor

Hi Anonymous!

I can understand your dilemma. Baily begins the game description with the submission 'is kind of confusing'. I am going to try and explain the game. Let's see if that helps you.

Assume A, B and C are playing this game. A starts out by saying 'I have the hat and I pass it on to C'. Then A says again, 'I pass it on to B'.

Now A asks 'who has the hat?' If B answers, that means he has the hat. However, if B understands that he did not have the hat because the hat was originally passed on to C and until C passes it, A cannot pass it on to anybody, then he will be quiet and let C answer. If C answers then of course he has the hat.

After this the game begins again, with C this time. It is somewhat like a game we used to play as children called 'find the handkerchief'

In this game all the children sit in a circle. One of them is given a handkerchief. This child then goes around outside the circle and silently drops the handkerchief behind another child.

The game is in the children being alert and figuring out which one of them now had the handkerchief. Whoever has it should figure it out quickly and pick up the handkerchief, chase the first child and touch him before he gets an opportunity to sit back in his place.

If the first child is touched then he is out of the game.


Mar 10, 2009
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?I have the hat?
by: Anonymous

this game instructions are very unclear. Please give instructions by using names.

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