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Chinese Boxing

Saturday, July 29, 2006

We always used to play this game to warm up after a swim in the sea. Chinese Boxing is simple, stupid and strange - a perfect combination.Simply face your opponent, grab each other's right hands leaving your left hand free. With this free hand stupidly try to tap your opponent on top of his head before he taps you on yours with his free hand. Strangely...first to three points/taps wins. Weird Web

Guide Dog Musical Chairs

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The previous post reminded me of this party game which I haven't seen played for many, many years. Maybe it's been caught by the Politically Correct Police and as I type is being held in dank, windowless cell on meagre rations and regular beatings...Guide Dog Musical Chairs is the perfect party game requiring only chairs, blindfolds and the ability to bark.Pair up everyone into blindmen (wearing

Sheep Dog Trials

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

oI first played this delightful game, when I was a callow youth, at one of Maurice Tweddle's Summer garden parties. Sheep Dog Trials is the perfect garden game at which to practice your whistling skills to say nothing of your Welsh hill farmer impersonation skills.Pair up players: one 'farmer' and one 'sheepdog'. The 'farmers' send the 'sheepdogs' away (another room / indoors/ etc.. where they

Fatty Arbuckle Tag

Monday, July 17, 2006

You have a good knowledge of silent movie stars, you are hale and hearty and you are having a party.....Fatty Arbuckle Tig is the game for you.One person is declared to be 'it' and this person tries to tig someone in the usual fashion. However, if 'it' is approaching you and you can't escape then you can become immune from being tigged by sitting down and promptly shouting out the name of a

Battle Lautrec

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Imagine, if you will, a rainy afternoon and there is no form of electronic entertainment available, you have read all your Biggles books at least twice, Nanny is being uncooperative and you are in a doltish mood; what do you do? I and my dear, lamented brother Eustace invented Battle Lautrec.A bizarre, imbecilic game for two people, Battle Lautrec is guaranteed to banish boredom and raise at the

Drawing Room Acrobatics #2 - Furthest From the Wall

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Another great Drawing Room game for players of equal height.Taking turns each player must stand some distance from a wall and then lean forward towards it and support themselves (to avoid crashing into the wall) with one arm only. Their feet must remain together and in a fixed position. To complete their turn they must return to an upright position by pushing hard off the wall. No step backs are

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