Games

Draw A Bucket Of Water
_4 to 60 or more players._ _Indoors; out of doors._ T...

Pumpkin Alphabet
Carve all the letters of the alphabet on a medium sized pumpk...

Potato Race
In this game as many rows of potatoes are laid as there are p...

Flags Of All Nations
Drape the red, white and blue bunting from tree to tree and n...

Utensils
For making candy you will need an enamel or earthenware sauce...

The Four Saucers
Place four saucers on table in line. Into first put dirt; int...

Initials
_5 to 30 or more players._ _House party._ For this ga...

Two Hearts That Beat As One
Fasten a large white handkerchief on the wall or door. Paste ...

MUMBLETY PEG

Source: Outdoor Sports and Games
Category: ONE HUNDRED OUTDOOR GAMES





This game is played with a penknife. A piece of turf is usually the
best place to play. Various positions for throwing the knife are tried
by each player, following a regular order of procedure, until he
misses, when the knife is surrendered to the next in turn. When he
receives the knife each player tries the feat at which he failed
before. The last player to accomplish all the feats has the pleasure
of "pulling the peg," The peg consists of a wedge-shaped piece of wood
the length of the knife blade which is driven into the ground by the
back of the knife and must be pulled by the teeth of the unfortunate
one who was last to complete the necessary feats. The winner has the
honour of driving the peg, usually three blows with his eyes open and
three with them closed. If he succeeds in driving it out of sight the
feat is considered especially creditable and the loser is greeted with
the cry, "Root! Root!" which means that he must remove the sod and
earth with his teeth before he can get a grip on the peg top. There
are about twenty-four feats or "figures" to be gone through in a game
of mumblety peg, throwing the knife from various positions both right
and left handed. In each feat the successful result is measured by
having the knife stick into the ground at such an angle so that there
is room for two fingers to be inserted under the end of the handle
without disturbing the knife.




Next: ONE OLD CAT

Previous: NAMES OF MARBLES



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 3034

Game Sources

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

Game Categories

Games For Adults
Games For Special Days.
Thanksgiving
Feats And Forfeits
Eighth Grade
Quiet Games
Zigzag Games
Group Games For Adults
Ball Games
Washington's Birthday
Games For The Home
Pets
Ball Games
Thinking, Guessing, And Acting Games
Easter
Games For A Story Play Hour
Outdoor Games For Boys
Lincoln's Birthday
Gardening
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
Swimming.
Christmas
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.
Sports
Hazard Games
Carpentering.
Fifth Grade
In The Train Or During A Wait At A Railway Station
After Dinner Games For Christmas
Bees.
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
Hallow-e'en
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
Candy-making
Sixth Grade
Schoolroom Games For Primary Pupils
Ice Breakers For Sociables
Games At The Dining Table
A County Fair Play Festival
Woodcraft
Gymnastics.
May Day
Games Of Strength
Games For A Party
Gardening.
Sociable Games For Grownups
Cricket.
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