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_3 to 60 players._

_Schoolroom; parlor._

The game here described for use with history may be used simply
as a diversion in describing animals or any inanimate objects;
or it may be used to correlate with English (authors), picture
study, etc.

Each player is provided with a sheet of paper and pencil and writes a
description of some historical character; the object being to give a
description that shall be perfectly truthful and yet puzzling or
misleading for the other players who are to guess the identity of the
character in the writer's mind.

One player is called on to read his description. The other players may
have the privilege of asking questions that may be answered by "Yes"
or "No" only; but it is considered much more of an honor to guess
correctly without this assistance. The one guessing the character
correctly reads his description next. A description for instance might

"The person whom I would describe was a very tall man; very
vigorous; used an ax on occasion; had much to do with
legislators; was widely known outside of his native country,
and has been the subject of many biographies."

As this description would apply equally to Washington, Lincoln,
Gladstone, and several others who might be mentioned, there is
opportunity for considerable guessing before the right character be

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