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Yoga Ball Jousting

Monday, June 29, 2009

What do you get if you cross a large rubber ball used for physical therapy with the medieval sport of Jousting? - Yoga Ball Jousting. Two players each hold a yoga ball then run directly at each other as quickly as they dare. The player that remains standing wins.It is very, very stupid...don't play it...its probably more of a spectator sport.

Lippy

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lippy, as far as I'm concerned, was invented during a particularly dull Biology lesson at Malbank Comprehensive by Andrew Chisnall in the late '70s. Maybe it's been played for more years than that but unless someone else is claiming it then Mr Chisnall is the man.It is simple enough to play once you have mastered (and not everyone can!) the upper lip raise - in fact that is almost all there is

Siamese Wrestling

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Strange Games recently received an e-mail from occasional contributer Maurice Tweddle. In it he described a classic stand-off game he calls Siamese Wrestling.Maurice writes:"For two players. Each stands facing the other then they reach out with their right hands and grasp the left wrist of their opponent. Now the game begins...you must try and release your own wrist whilst all the time trying

Rickshaw Racing

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I was attending a school sports day last week and as the uniformly unimaginative games progressed I found myself reminiscing about Wheelbarrow Racing. Everyone knows how to play it (grab your partners ankles whilst they support themselves on their arms and use them to 'run' whilst you push...like a wheelbarrow) but for some reason this activity is frowned upon at schools. As I was in the middle

Flounder Fling

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

As all fish throwing cognoscenti know the pinnacle of the sport is the Australian Tuna Tossing event. However, at the North Carolina Seafood Festival (a celebration of everything from shrimp to shark!) they are known to play a marvellous version of Flounder Flinging.All you need to play is a bowl to make a target and someone to form the baseboard. This person sits down, legs apart and with the

Human Battleships

Monday, June 1, 2009

Apologies to regular Strange Games readers (Hello, Daryl!) for the lack of recent posts. This was due to an almost fatal combination of a failed hard drive, the credit crunch and a bout of swine flu. We get back on track with a superb summertime game called Human Battleships. To play all you need is a beach wind-break and copious amounts of water bombs. Split the players into two even teams -
 

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