Source: Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium
Category: QUIET GAMES
_2 to 60 players._
The players sit around a table, or if played in the schoolroom, sit at
their respective desks. Each player makes a fist of each hand with
the thumb extended. One is chosen for leader, whom the others follow.
The leader says, "Simon says, 'Thumbs up!'" whereupon he places his
own fists on the table before him with the thumbs upward. The players
must all do likewise. The leader then says, "Simon says, 'Thumbs
down!'" whereupon he turns his own hands over so that the tips of the
thumbs touch the table, the others imitating him. He may then say,
"Simon says, 'Thumbs wiggle waggle!'" whereupon he places his fist on
the table with the thumbs upward and moves the thumbs sideways, the
players imitating him.
If at any time the leader omits the words "Simon says," and goes
through the movements simply with the words "Thumbs up!" "Thumbs
down!" or "'Wiggle waggle!" the players must keep their hands still
and not imitate his movements. Any player imitating him under these
circumstances must either pay a forfeit or become leader, or both, as
may be decided on beforehand.
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