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For this game a long piece of string is required. On this a r...

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The setter is a wise and affectionate animal. He is full of s...

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One player chosen to be "Simon" takes his place before the ot...

Bean Bag Ring Throw
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Hand Dragons
All the apparatus needed for a "Hand Dragon" consists of a li...

Jacks Alive

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The group sits in a circle in the room. A lighted splinter is handed to
one of the group in the circle. It is then passed around the circle,
still lighted. Should the flame become extinguished, the one in whose
hand the splinter rests at that time must pay a forfeit. The forfeit
sometimes demanded is that a mustache be made on the upper lip of that
individual with the charred end of the splinter.

In passing the splinter the player must say Jack's Alive; failing to do
this the splinter is returned to him and should it become extinguished
before he can say this, it counts against him.





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