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International King of Sports: Downhill Giant Slalom Running

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Possibly the worlds greatest odd sporting event, the recent Cheeserolling championships at Coopers Hill, highlighted the fun that can be had with just an extremely steep grassy slope, fearlessness of being hurt and a nice mature cheddar. But if you have the first two and are lacking the cheese you could do worse than play Downhill Giant Slalom Running. This invented sport was featured on Channel

Fizzy Dizzy

Monday, June 16, 2008

After the recent entry "My Granny Went To Guantanemo" Strange Games received an email from Bryan Mayoh detailing an inane game he loves to play that has some similarities. He calls the game Fizzy Dizzy. Fizzy Dizzy is for as many players as feel brave enough to try it, each is given a glass full of fizzy coke which they must drink yet hold in their mouth without swallowing. Still holding the

US Swingball

Thursday, June 12, 2008

As the European Football Championships are being staged at the moment it only seems right that Strange Games should highlight an unusual new soccer-related game.When you mention Swingball thoughts immediately turn to the well loved tennis-on-a-string garden game, but that is about to change as the new US version of Swingball takes off in popularity. Devised in 2001 by high school students in

UPDATE: Pub Bounce 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

An update on The Pub Bounce 2008 (bounce,binge,barf) first mentioned on Strange Games here. The perfect English event Pub Bouncing combines two of the country's most notable traits: nostalgia for the 1970s and binge drinking. The event, a pub crawl performed wholly on space hoppers around 9 pubs in Newport Pagnell, was successfully held on June 7th.Spacehopper head honcho Mike Jones takes up the

My Granny Went to Guantanemo

Friday, June 6, 2008

Of highly questionable taste, this was sent into Strange Games by one Boris Spedding. It's the sort of game you would get if you crossed a memory test (My Granny Went to Market) with some light torture techniques so it's probably not one to play at the next kids' birthday party.Boris writes: "Me and my friends devised this game at college. Everyone who's playing contributes to a list of words,

Human Buckaroo

Sunday, June 1, 2008

This is a marvellous game for young children or particularly childish adults sent in by Strange Games reader Lurch Latronico. Human Buckaroo is a human version of the popular kids' table top game.To play make some simple cards containing parts of the body such as 'Neck', 'Left ear', 'Right ear', 'Left shoulder', 'Head', 'Bottom' etc.. One player forms the bucking bronco by kneeling down on the
 

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