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Scrumpy Bucket

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Strange Games reader, and self styled King of the Scrumpers, Christopher Trigg sent in the Autumnal game of Scrumpy Bucket some time ago and it is only now that I am getting around to write about it. Scrumping is the noble childhood activity of stealing apples from someone elses orchard and the Game of Scrumpy Bucket could be seen as some sort of celebratory game of this activity.Christopher

Blongo Ball/ Ladder Golf / Hillbilly Golf

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Strange Games is indebted to reader Jerry Coffey for drawing our attention to the classy American game of Blongo Ball. To play, you will need a Blongo Ball set consisting of two sets of bolas (two rubber balls connected by a short length of cord) and a goal, which is a little like a plastic clothes-dryer with three crossbars. The aim of the game is to throw your bolas and get them to wrap around

Hat Ball

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Strange Games is often deluged by at least a couple of e-mails a week detailing odd and obscure games that readers play. Many of these games we feature in the blog and a few are touched by the hand of genius...Hat Ball is one such game. Hat Ball was sent in by reader Daryl Hrdlicka.To play the game you need to be outside on a patio (or some other solid flat area) that adjoins a wall. Both players
 

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