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post #1 of 32 Old 04-05-2020, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Fun games to play??

As there are only so many times you can play Monopoly & other board games you have in your cupboard, certain card games, etc, etc, without getting bored of them, lets all share some of our own made up games, fun card games, or other activities people can do alone or together.

Please tell; Description; How many players needed & what age group; Equipment needed; Instructions. I'll go first.


Description; Sort of mix between 'Pictionary' and 'Chinese Whispers'. This is a game my Dad taught us recently, that he should have taught us decades ago. IMO best to go to the toilet before starting this game as it can lead to uncontrollable hilarity, esp if you've been drinking!

Players; Can play with 3 people, but best with 4 or more. Suitable for young(so long as they can write) & old.

Equipment; Long strips of paper, around 2" wide & the longer the better. Can prefold strips into approx 1" sections, or fold as you go. A pen per player. A timer.

Instructions;
1. Set the timer for 15 seconds. At the very top of the piece of paper, everyone draws a picture of whatever they want. Everyone must stop & put down their pen as soon as the timer goes off, whether or not they've finished.
2. Pass your paper to the left. Set the timer again. Everyone must write below the pic, what they think the picture is. When time's up, fold the picture back, so when passed on, the next person can't see the original pic, only see what you wrote.
3. Next person draws what you wrote & folds back your description before passing along.
4. Next person writes what they see drawn then folds back the drawing & so on, going on until paper is exhausted.
5. 'Round' is finished. Now open pieces of paper & look at/discuss/wet yourself laughing at the progression!
6. Grab another strip of paper & start again!
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'Stick on Head' aka 'Celebrity Head'

Description; A 'guess who' game.

Players; At least 3 but the more the merrier. Suitable for young & old.

Equipment; 2" x 1" pieces of paper & pens. Can use headbands or clips to attach, or just wet & stick to foreheads

Instructions;

1. Everyone writes down the name of someone on the paper. Can be celebrities, can be real people or characters, can be animals - decide what 'class' of 'person' before starting. Don't write down someone too obscure that people aren't likely to know.
2. Without letting the person to your left see who is written, attach it to their head, so that everyone else can see it.
3. Taking turns to guess who you are. You may only ask 'yes' or 'no' questions. You may continue asking questions if the answer is yes, and it's the next person's turn if the answer is no.
4. First person to guess who they are is the winner. Up to you whether game continues or you start a new round then.
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My niece and her friends play a game where you put in one of those dental things that keep your lips open (don't know what they are called) and then the person wearing it says something and the others have to guess what is being said. I haven't played it but those who have say it's hilarious.
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I love card games and one of my favourites is Canasta, played with two full packs of cards. It is a complex Rummy and great fun to while away a couple of hours.

Slightly difficult to learn as cards count for different values.
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JCnGrace that sounds like another good drinking game! And Fox - aha, that's a card game I'd forgotten all about but we used to love playing. I'll have to google the instrucs.
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Taking things off topic!

I had never played Canasta until I went to work away from home for the first time. Margaret had been my instructor until she married Guy and moved to the mainland.

They were Canasta fanatics and taught me. Obviously they were way better players than me. At the end of a game I was often a thousand points behind.

After a couple of weeks Guy suggested we play for money. I pointed out that I couldn't afford this so, he agreed I only paid a penny (old UK money) every ten points. It still added up though.

We always played in the kitchen, Guy at the head of the table, Margaret to his left and me to the right so, he played to her and me to him. I had been loosing and he mostly winning. This had gone on for a month or so. For some reason we hadn't played in a couple of weeks then it started again.

I started to win and win big time. This annoyed Guy. There were many times when he was desperate to pick up the pack and I blocked him. Instead of playing one hand he wanted to play on in his attempt to win. I had to get up much earlier than him so would only play until 10 p.m.
Cards were often with me and on two occasions I was dealt excellent hand and was out within a couple of turns.

Out riding one morning Margaret asked me if I was cheating and I had to admit I was. That evening she was trying to see how but failed. By this time I was well in pocke. I often won more than my earnings. Guy was getting madder and madder.m

One evening Guy insisted that Margaret and I swapped seats. Immediately she realised how I was winning so much and she was blocking Guy as I had been. We both had a laugh about it. Guy just got madder,

The answer was so easy, he played with his back to the window and sitting in my place I could see every card he was holding in the reflection.

He never caught on!
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I love card games and one of my favourites is Canasta, played with two full packs of cards. It is a complex Rummy and great fun to while away a couple of hours.

Slightly difficult to learn as cards count for different values.
I play Canasta on the computer but when with my family we play Hand and Foot which is sort of like double Canasta and a little more complex. You get dealt 2 sets of 13 cards and have to use at least 5 decks of cards for 2 players more decks the more players you have, thus the hand & foot, and have to finish the hand before you can pick up the foot.

There's more differences but I would have to type way too much to explain all the rules.
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I prefer outdoor games, horse shoes, croquet, corn hole has been popular now.
As a kid I made miniature golf. Easy to bury food cans for golf ball (punch hole in bottom for rain go out) I made ramps and obstacles.

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^Yeah, outdoor games good too - but between horses, dogs, archery(my eyes are too bad these days, but I hope my kids are getting good enough to keep us well fed on bunnies one day soon!), the multitude of 'projects' & jobs outside... and now the weather's turning wintery very quickly here... But (while I'm a little afraid to ask...) what is 'corn hole'??
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My last employee before I retired 6 years ago was a corn hole expert. Yes...being 62 then I misunderstood also. It's sort of like horseshoe pitching.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/3PESReoza2b9ofAy6
You can buy the game or make your own if you have scrap wood and can see a 1 pound bean bag. Basically toss into a hole in a large box, points for getting close, more for in.
Badminton is great, bacci (bocci) ball is fun.

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