Simon Says Thumbs Up
Source: What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes
Category: GAMES FOR A PARTY
The players sit about on the floor or on chairs, each holding out on
his knee his clenched fist with the thumb sticking straight up. One
player calls out "Simon says thumbs down." All the thumbs must be
instantly reversed. Then he tries to confuse them by alternating
between up and down for some time until they all get into the way of
expecting the change, and then he gives the same order twice in
succession. Those who make a mistake pay a forfeit. If he calls out
simply "Thumbs up" or "Thumbs down" no attention must be paid to this
order as a forfeit is taken.
The orders are sometimes varied by the command "Simon says wig-wag!"
when all the thumbs must be waggled to and fro.
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