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Whistling Balloons

Monday, December 28, 2009

Strange Games has received a superb party game submission from Elsie McDonald, called Whistling Balloons. Elsie writes, "To play you are going to need a balloon that makes a whistling noise when you fire it (one each for every person playing) You could use normal balloons, but it's not as fun and loud! Make sure they are the long and thin ones! Each player, (minimum of 3) takes a balloon and

The Passive Agressive Door Holding Game

Monday, December 14, 2009

An e-mail from Strange Games' reader Daryl Hrdlicka (inventor of the brilliant game Hat Ball) entitled Games that Other People Don't Know They Are Playing brings to my attention the Passive Aggressive Door Holding Game.First featured in a cartoon on passive aggressive notes.com the game is an ideal office game that is as simple as it is cruel.As you open the door to enter somewhere keep it

Sheep ~ a game dedicated to John Leech MP

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Strange Games has been honoured yet dismayed to receive an e-mail from Liberal MP John Leech's office questioning the safety and suitability of certain games contained in this blog and in the book Strange Games (described by the Sunday Times as the perfect gift for less cerebral family members here...). He feels that they may be dangerous and possibly cause harm to participants and therefore

Bus Stop Chicken

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bus Stop Chicken is the winning game in the recent 'Win Strange Games the Book' competition and was sent in by reader Steve Bancroft. It is both delightfully simple and stupid - two attributes that are necessary for the best strange games. And it is cheap to play too, needing only the purchase of a bus ticket. Steve writes:'The people who are contesting to be bus stop chicken champ sit on the

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