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Rapid Transit
The players form in a circle. To each is given some article t...

Sling The Sack
Either a good sized sack well stuffed with rags or straw, or ...

Think Of A Number
In this game the leader tells one of the players to think of ...

The Wicket-keeper
The wicket-keeper should not take the ball for the purpose of...

Captain Bal
III _20 to 40 players._ _Playground; gymnasium._ _Ba...

Simon Says
_2 to 60 players._ _Parlor; schoolroom._ The players ...

Fives The Game
"Fives" is a game which is a test also of one's store of info...

Garden Shop
Shop in the garden or out-of-doors is played with various thi...

Scissors Crossed

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Category: TRICK GAMES FOR SOCIABLES





A simple catch game. The group is seated in a circle. It is best to
have two of the company know how to play the game. One of these hands a
closed pair of scissors to the other, who takes it and says, "I
received these scissors uncrossed and give them crossed" (opening the
scissors as he says, "and give them crossed"). He passes them to the
player on his left, who should say, "I received these scissors crossed
and give them crossed"--(if they are left open; if closed,
"uncrossed"). If the players do not know the game, they will cross and
uncross the scissors in an attempt to pass them correctly. Each one is
given a turn and the game continues until some bright player notices
that the scissors are called "crossed" when they are open and
"uncrossed" when they are closed, and that the player who started the
game crossed his feet if the scissors were crossed and, if not, his
feet were uncrossed. Thus, the object of the game is to change the
words and the position of the feet in accordance with the position of
the scissors.





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