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Strange Games Diary - May / June 2007

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Some forthcoming strange events that deserve your support:- Tetbury Woolsack Races-28th May.Tetbury is the place to be if you want to maintain the 300 year old tradition of racing up a 1 in 4 incline with a 60lb sack of wool on your back. Races are over a distance of 240 yards or until your knees give out. Ladies only have to carry 35lb!Tetbury Woolsack race - official siteGloucester Cheese

Finger Jousting / Finger Fencing

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

After my last post on Rock Paper Scissors I received a missive from one Julian Gluck (aka. The Lord of the Joust) drawing my attention to this fantastic game. Finger Jousting (or Finger Fencing) is a possibly ancient game combining jousting and sword fighting yet requiring neither horse nor blade.In its simplest form two players stand facing each other and clasp their right hands together as if

Rock Paper Scissors 101

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The well-known game of Rock Paper Scissors is not really strange - although it does have a fantastic World Championship. However, if you consider yourself above it then you need to learn to play Rock Paper Scissors 101...the degree level version.The game is played exactly like the game you know except there are 101 possible hand positions. These range from Alien to UFO, Medusa to Satan. The hand

Lionhunt / Wildebeest

Friday, April 13, 2007

If you want a blindfolded game for your party and find Blindman's Buff too obvious then the variant Lionhunt is a perfect recommendation. I am indebted to Sheetswa Shawasha(Strange Games' South African Correspondent) for his description of this marvellous game.Decide on the number of 'Lions' that will work best for the size of room you are playing in. Blindfold this player/players. All other

Sheep Tackling

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Any game that involves children, animals being dressed up and wrestling and incurs the wrath of animal rights groups has surely got to be worth playing. Sheep tackling is one such game. Simply get five sheep and dress them up in rugby shirts. Then get the players (in this case 500 children) to chase the sheep around a rugby pitch trying to wrestle them to the ground. The first group of players to

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