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Strange Board Games #2: Marching Season

Friday, May 23, 2008

We recently highlighted the odd board game of Feel Safe. Another brilliantly odd board game for lovers of the strange is The Marching Season Game. For three and only three players, in The Marching Season Game one person takes the role of Loyalist, another is the Republican and the third plays the part of The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)The game is set during the Orange Marching Season and the

Dunce Wars

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Some of the greatest party games are little more than brainless, violent fun and Dunce Wars, one of the stupidest, is also one of the best.Simply give everyone at the party a cone shaped dunce's hat with elastic to hold it under the chin and also furnish them with a stick (or rolled up newspaper).Then get them to try and violently knock their opponents' hats off whilst all the time trying to

Strange Board Games #1: Feel Safe

Friday, May 16, 2008

Strange Games normally covers childhood and childish games as well as unusual festivals and sports. Board games are not really covered, however, there are some really odd ones that need more players. One in particular is a game called Feel Safe. What Monopoly does for the celebration of rampant consumerism Feel Safe does the same for the loss of human rights. It's a satirical board game based

Strange Games with Maggots: Modern Art

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The modern childrens' party is a mixture of additive laced junk food and a handful of staid and dull party games aimed more at avoiding parental litigation and accusations of bias than actual entertainment. The hyped up kids are then sent home having all won a prize and all with an I Pod in a goody bag.All that can change if you play Modern Art. The simple requirements to play are some paint,

More Fun with Buckets

Saturday, May 3, 2008

After writing about the superb game of Bucket Ball, Strange Games has been inundated by an email detailing a couple of other games worth playing if you have a spare plastic bucket to hand.Bucket Basket Ball is an old Scout game, apparently. Two teams are formed and one player from each team forms the basket by standing at one end of the room, on a chair and holding a bucket upright on their head.
 

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