To begin, players should sit or stand in a circle such that all players are facing each another. Then, the Leader says the following script aloud:

"Everyone close your eyes, including me!"

"Secret Neighbor put up your thumb! Regular Neighbors open your eyes."

"Look around and make sure you can see your fellow Neighbors and the Secret Neighbor!"

"10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1"

"Neighbors close your eyes. Secret Neighbor put your thumb down. Everyone's eyes should be closed."

"Everyone, open your eyes!"