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Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association Of America
This association controls the field athletic contests between...

Step By Step
A bean bag or soft ball is needed for this game. All of the g...

Water Race
In this game the contestants run a race carrying a glass or t...

Pass Ball Relay
_10 to 100 players. Playground; gymnasium. Basket ball....

Coffee-pot
A similar game is called "Coffee-Pot" or "Tea-Pot." In this c...

Ducking Under
The children stand in rows facing each other, each child hold...

Head Toss
A salt bag is filled with sand. Competitors heel a given line...

Red Rover
"Red Rover" is also similar to "Black Man," except that inst...

Riddles

Source: What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes
Category: WRITING GAMES





A more difficult game is "Riddles." At the top of the paper is written
anything that you can think of: "A soldier," "A new dress," "A fit of
the blues," "A railway accident"--anything that suggests itself. The
paper is passed on and anything else is written, no matter what. It is
passed on again and opened. Suppose that the two things written on it
are, first, "A school-teacher," and second, "A pair of skates." The
duty of the player is to treat them as a riddle, and, asking the
question either as "Why is a school-teacher like a pair of skates?" or
"What is the difference between a school-teacher and a pair of
skates?" (whichever way one prefers), to supply a reasonable answer.
This game, it will be seen, is suited particularly to clever people.





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