Penny Wise
_5 to 30 players._ _House party._ Each player is prov...

Matching Advertisements
Advertisements are cut from magazines and each advertisement ...

Ten or twenty are as many as can well play this game. The gro...

Captain Ball
Captain Ball is one of the best and most popular games...

Sack Racing
A form of sport where the contestants are fastened in sacks w...

One of the players in the group hides, while the other player...

Japanese Tag
The players are scattered within a limited playing area. This...

Touch Game
Players form a circle--one player stands in the center. A bas...

To Guess The Result Of A Sum

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

Another trick. Tell the person to think of a number, to double it, add
6 to it, halve it and take away the number first thought of. When this
has been done you tell him that 3 remains. If these directions are
followed 3 must always remain. Let us take 7 and 1 as examples. Thus 7
doubled is 14; add 6 and it is 20; halved, it is 10; and if the number
first thought of--7--is subtracted, 3 remains. Again, 1 doubled is 2;
6 added makes 8; 8 halved is 4, and 1 from 4 leaves 3.

A more bewildering puzzle is this. Tell as many persons as like to, to
think of some number less than 1,000, in which the last figure is
smaller than the first. Thus 998 might be thought of, but not 999, and
not 347. The amount being chosen and written down, you tell each
person to reverse the digits; so that the units come under the
hundreds, the tens under the tens, and the hundreds under the units.
Then tell them to subtract, to reverse again, and add; remarking to
each one that you know what the answer will be. It will always be
1089. Let us suppose that three players choose numbers, one being 998,
one 500, and one 321. Each sets them on paper, reverses the figures,
and subtracts. Thus:--

998 500 321
899 005 123
--- --- ---
099 495 198

The figures are then reversed and added. Thus:--

099 495 198
990 594 891
---- ---- ----
1089 1089 1089

Next: Guessing Competitions

Previous: To Guess Any Even Number Thought Of

Add to Informational Site Network

Viewed 2217

Game Sources

Ciphers For The Little Folks
Games Without Music For Children
The Book Of Sports
Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium
Indian Games
Games And Play For School Morale
School, Church, And Home Games
Games For All Occasions
Outdoor Sports And Games
Games For Everybody
What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes
Games For Halloween

Game Categories

Games For Adults
Games For Special Days.
Feats And Forfeits
Eighth Grade
Quiet Games
Zigzag Games
Group Games For Adults
Ball Games
Washington's Birthday
Games For The Home
Ball Games
Thinking, Guessing, And Acting Games
Games For A Story Play Hour
Outdoor Games For Boys
Lincoln's Birthday
Schoolroom Games For Intermediate Pupils
Balls And Bean Bags
Fourth Grade
Games For Children
Second Grade
Playhouses Of Other Peoples
Games With Marbles.
Outdoor Games For Boys
Games For Adults
Rainy-day Games
Suggestion For Conducting Play Leaders' Training Class
Schoolroom Games For Advanced And High School Pupils
Games For Cold Weather.
Table And Card Games
Guessing Games
Writing Games
Games For The Playground
Schoolyard Games For Intermediate Pupils
One Hundred Outdoor Games
First Grade
Picnic Games
Outdoor Games For Older Boys And Young Men
Sociable Games For Young People
Bean Bag And Oat Sack Games
St. Valentine's Day
Games For The Schoolroom
Keeping Poultry.
Hazard Games
Fifth Grade
In The Train Or During A Wait At A Railway Station
After Dinner Games For Christmas
Graded Games For Schools And Community Recreation
In The Country
Trick Games For Sociables
Dangerous Games.
New Year's Day
Singing Games
Out For A Walk
Third Grade
Competitive Stunts
Outdoor Games For Girls
Fourth Of July
Stunt Athletic Meet
Schoolyard Games For Primary Pupils
April Fool's Day
Schoolyard Games For Advanced And High School Pupils
Dolls' Houses
Counting-out; Choosing Sides
Dolls' Houses And Dolls Of Cardboard And Paper
Miscellaneous Active Games
Playing Alone, And Games In Bed
At The Seaside
Seventh Grade
Sixth Grade
Schoolroom Games For Primary Pupils
Ice Breakers For Sociables
Games At The Dining Table
A County Fair Play Festival
May Day
Games Of Strength
Games For A Party
Sociable Games For Grownups
Drawing Games
Games And Pastimes For Washington's Birthday
Games For Tiny Tots
Racing Games For Picnics
Indoor Occupations And Things To Make
For The Younger Children
An Indoor Sports Fair