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Me and the missus were at London Zoo the other day. We invented a great game called "Spot the Paedo." We counted about 8 single men with suspicious facial hair before the end of the day. What games have you made up on the spot to play with your friends?

(, Mon 29 Mar 2004, 15:50)
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Beard Cricket
a thin, hairy outline of the jaw is one run. A four would be slightly better (like, for example, Handlebar moustache/sideburns a la Geoff-man from Byker) - A six would be a full on Blessed/Moses/McIntyre A Scaffron is bowled out/caught etc...it can go on for ages, especially at a Real Ale Festival or a Maths Conference.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 13:49, Reply)
one time on a camping trip
me and a couple of mates got really drunk. being as we had brought along a few swords (just to look bad-ass in the woods, and in case we where attacked by merry men), and some green apples, we decided to play "Drunken Green Apple Sword Ball"
the object of the game is pretty simple, have someone throw a green apple at you, and whack it in half with the sword while avoiding being impaled.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 13:46, Reply)
Is there a shit in my box?
A 'friend' of mine played this late one night in the McDonalds in Sheffield: He ordered a burger, ate it outside and took a dump in the box (he was slightly worse for wear). Not knowing what to do with the box he was suddenly smacked with an inspired thought. "I'll play an impromtu game with the girl who served me to see if I can get my money back" said he (we'll call him Luke), and so he did. "Excuse me Love? I'm not happy with this burger you've just given me, take a look at it." There was no queue after that. Nobody else wants to play "Is there a shit in my box".
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 13:27, Reply)
The Pulling Game
Find a discarded pint in a nightclub, spy a bit stuff that takes your fancy, go over to him/her with the pint and say "Would you mind holding this while I go for a shit"
Then go somewhere where you can see him/her and watch.
If he/she tells you to piss of, puts pint down, spits in it etc, then dont bother.
If he/she stands waiting with it for ages, get your coat, youve pulled.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 13:18, Reply)
Pear bouncing
Yesterday me and Kate came up with a game to bounce a pear as far as possible. The only rules were that it had to be bounced into a plastic bowl, and the person with the furthest distance (including rolling) is pronounced the winner. If anyone misses the bowl and breaks the pear, they are a lemon.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 13:14, Reply)
The Game
The Game is simply called "The Game".

The object of The Game is to forget you are playing The Game. I first was introduced to this in 1996 or thereabouts.

You lose if at any time you remember you're playing The Game. When you do remember you're playing it, you must tell everyone in your present company that you "Just remembered I'm playing The Game" - and then proceed to explain the rules to them, as they are now (whether they like it or not) playing The Game also. You have 20 minutes to forget all about The Game before it restarts.

The Game by its very nature spreads like wildfire. I was at a barbecue last summer and someone who was entirely unconnected with the set I know remembered she was playing The Game...

BTW, you're all playing it now as by default, I just remembered I am playing it. Thats the rules.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 13:02, Reply)
Snorting my wife's nipples
I used to play a game where I would snort my wife's nipples as if they were lines of coke. It's a very simple game but hugely enjoyable. Might I suggest that you don't all use my wife though as she's a very busy woman.

On a more mundane note we used to play a game on long motorway journeys where we would take the motorway junction number (eg 25) and say where we lived at age 25, where we were working, what we were doing, etc. You both have to have finished by the time you get to the next junction whereupon you start with 24 and so on. If you're only 4 then you will be crap at this game and, more to the point, you shouldn't be driving on the motorway.

*offers up silent prayer thanking the lord for the anonymity of the web*
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 12:39, Reply)
there are several
The Rolf Harris Drinking Game: Nobody can remember the rules to this, but it was brilliant.

The Name Game: Somebody says a celebrity's name (eg Billy Joel), then the next person has to name a celebrity whose first name begins with the same letter as the previous celebrity's surname (in this case, Billy Joel could be followed by Jayne Mansfield), and so on around the table. Drink while you think. The twist is, if you name a celebrity whose first name and surname begin with the same letter, then the direction of play is reversed. This can lead to interesting duels. For a given value of "interesting", that is.

The Better Word Game: Clockwise around the table, each person has to think of a better word than the one that came before.

Strip Connect Four: We've never actually played this. We talk about it a lot though.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 12:38, Reply)
Lord of the Rings Stoneage
Every time anyone in the Lord of the Rings trilogy mentions "pipe weed", the "halflings' leaf", "Old Toby", etc, or is seen smoking on screen - skin up.
The game works best with more than four people, and requires at least two ounces if you watch all the films on extended version. In Fellowship of the Ring there are more than twenty mentions in the first hour and a half.
We nearly died.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 12:27, Reply)
Spleen the Cat
If you live in (or have access to) a cul-de-sac; there are more than one of you; and you all have bicycles then this is an excellent way to spend the afternoon.
Draw a line across the tarmac to form a rectangle on the end of the road. Everyone rides round in a circle in the same direction within the rectangle. Someone shouts "Spleen the Cat" and then you must try and knock everyone else off their bikes. You are not allowed on the pavement or over the line you drew and you are NOT allowed to touch anyone else (that would be too easy).
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 12:08, Reply)
Marry Shag Kill
Name 3 celebrities (or if you’re feeling cruel friends) and the other players must nominate which one they would marry, which they would kill and which they would shag. Start of easy with, for example, the 3 “same sex” actors from the cast of Friends; so for girls Joey, Ross and Chandler. You can then progress to really challenging slebs i.e. Pat Butcher, Dot Cotton and Bet Gilroy. Hours of drunken fun.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 11:45, Reply)
Imaginary Bopit
without the Bopit. One player shouts out the commands e.g 'Bopit' and the other makes the corresponding noise. Almost as much fun as imaginary Twister!!
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 11:26, Reply)
Buzzword Bingo
We used to play buzzword bingo but the rule was you actually had to say 'House' so it was audible to everyone in the room as soon as you got your last word. "Coughing" it was not allowed. We were never sure whether the management cottoned on but it seemed to become easier to win as time went on.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 10:55, Reply)
Follow the John Cleese lookalike
See someone who looks like John Cleese, and then follow him/her for as long as possible -WARNING!!! do not attempt this without wearing sensible footwear otherwise like me, this game may result in a painful stubbing and fracture of your big toe.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 10:45, Reply)
while in france...
we invented the now legendary 'bowling for cows'. this was a complete one-off, but on our travels we found bales of hay (the cylindrical kind) at the top of a sloped field. at the bottom were some cows. fun was had.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 10:27, Reply)
Xtreme pidgeon swingball
A superior version of this sport is to buy a bag of trill or whatever, next go to a good fast road. now the art here is to find a good stretch of the road, I recomend a blind corner or just over the brow of a hill. Next apply a liberal sprinkling of birdseed to the middle of the road, sit back and watch... my mate once had six 'geons wiped out in one hit by a BT van
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 10:27, Reply)
pigeon swingball
The trick to pigeon swingball is the element of height.
you need two people and a gazzle of feeding 'geons. First person takes a wide berth and creeps to the otherside of the gazzle he then comes towards the 'geons but as soon as they start to 'coo' he stops and crouches down.
The other person now charges the 'geons, forcing them towards his crouching comrade. The birds, thinking that the crouching man is only 2 feet tall, fly comparably low over the crouchers head. If timed correctly it is a simple matter of choosing a bird, leaping in the air and punching it out of the air. However this game is suprisingly easy and me and my friend have never had the bottle to actually punch the birds. Weve tended stop just short, go wowww and light up.

i know this doesnt have much to do with swingball but thats such a great game it deserves to be in the title.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 10:18, Reply)
We are lucky enough
to live near one of those Ostrich farms that sprung up over the south of England in the mid-90s. As an alternative to cop-tipping, we invented ostrich bothering. If a small group of people runs at a flock of domestic ostriches, they will run away till they get to a fence, then turn around and attack you.

The winner is whoever gets closest to the ostriches before chickening out and running from their inevitable counter attack like the cowardly bird-botherers that we are.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 10:12, Reply)
Foreign vehicles...
Whilst in Spain last summer my mates and I came up with the impromptu game of 'Dink' - walk down the road on any foreign street and whenever you see a vehicle with a massive dent/bloody great scratch you say 'Dink'

The real challenge is to find one that doesn't look like it's been in a Destruction Derby.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 9:49, Reply)
Whilst Watching Time Team...
Try and predict how many times Phil is going to get excited about a piece of flint & say 'Look at that' in his amazing West Country accent.
How many times Tony is going to say "Geo-phys".
How many times Corenza (Sp?) is going to be outspoken by some underling Archialogical University Graduate.
How many times a Roman Temple actually turns out to be a Geophys anomality...
The list is endless...
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 9:29, Reply)
more car numberplates?
Game which my brother has started the rest of my family on is spotting car numberplates. You have to see every number from 1 upwards sequentially.
- It has to be the number on it's own, A137 FGL will only count as the number 137, you can't use it as the number 1
- You can only spot the next number in sequence, makes it easier to remember where you're up to.

Strangely addictive ... now does anyone have a car with the number 18?
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 8:13, Reply)
Urban cow-tipping
Due to the lack of cows in the city, my friends and I engage in urban cow-tipping, which is, essentially, pigeon kicking. Extra points if you actually make physical contact, but that's very rare.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 7:23, Reply)
fooling tourists
Being in a town with a great throughput of tourists (York) we often play at giving them entirely misleading directions. Often when in plain sight of the attraction their asking for. Works best with Americans, the Dutch are too cynical.

Hmm, didn't I meet you in Dunkeld last year?
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 4:09, Reply)
chicken with trains
me and a mate play chicken on the trains in London. Rules are; stay on train for as long as possible when you supposed to get off; the first person to leg-it off the train loses. It can your train arriving at your stop, or you get on a train that's not going where you want, so you should get off before it moves.

It started with just tube trains, but now we do it with the Ramsgate express train from London Bridge - first stop a good hour out (Tonbridge). And yes, i have mistimed my exit. Twice. Oh, it's best to play this game on the slam-door trains as they allow you to make a flying-jump exit as it leaves the platform.

The ultimate would be the Eurostar i guess.
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 3:08, Reply)
Sledgehammer football
Great game I played when I were young, more like cricket than football.
It involved a sledgehammer, the drive down the side off my house, an outside bin (wickets), a slightly deflated football, and pissed off neighbours.
We had to stop when the head of the hammer came off. I didn't do much for the rest of the summer
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 2:59, Reply)
I am the creator
of "what socks I got?"

The game consists of me, my socks and some workmates. The key is the socks which have coloured toe bits, the rest is black. The players each places a bet on what the colour is before I remove my shoe. What was originally a spur of the moment contest continued for months, played everyday.

To make it more interesting there was extended play; I had odd socks on so two rounds. But sometimes they weren't odd, I'm tricky like that.

There was the added challenge of guessing when I was wearing normal uniform black socks.

PS. Socks with coloured bits on available from Tesco Extra. You get five pairs in a pack, all different!
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 2:32, Reply)
Buzzword Bingo
I forget where I saw it now, but after I found out about it we started to play it at work.

Make bingo cards, but use buzzwords instead of numbers... "Mission Statement", "Synergy", "Pro-active" etc..

Once you tick off all the buzzwords on your card, you "drop" (throw) your pen on the floor and are declared the winner :)
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 2:15, Reply)
Fan or Phile
I work in a cinema in sunny Southport and during the opening weekend of the film "The Haunted Mansion" (starring Eddie Murphy)Me and my colleagues invented the game "Fan or Phile"

By looking at the lonely single men we had to shout as loud as possible "Fan" if we thought they were an Eddie fan or "Phile" if we thought they were a paedo. One guy actually walked when I shouted "Phile". Lots of fun for all of you who work in a cinema...
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 1:25, Reply)
This bloke at work
at team meetings drones on for hours describing his daily work. Incident by incident:

"So, then I called him back, and he wasn't there. So he eventually called me and I explained that it was a problem with the HTML. So... once we had that sorted out I logged an incident. So... that incident then went into the queue..." ... blah blah blah

You get the point. "So..." is the punctuation mark between sentences.

The game, which I wasn't party to at the moment of this incident, was to count how many times he said "So..." during one of his diatribes.

My colleague mentioned this game to me two minutes before the meeting commenced. Every time matey said "So..." I could see these two people making a mark on their notepads. I wasn't playing, but the tediousness of his banal monologue, along with the "What's the worst thing that I could possibly do right now?" factor caused me to burst into a fit of the giggles. In the middle of a meeting. With the project manager present.

I had to leave, claiming futilely that I had a sudden onset of sneezing.

(Apologies for length of post)

six months later, similar meeting. Excpet Neil (colleage, not "So..."-er) has pointed out that "So..." is sometimes, but not always, pre-fixed with "Erm". So now, there is more competition with the "So..." loggers. Result?

He's only completed one sentence "Erm, so... then I (etc)" before I descend into giggle-dom, and have to leave the room.

Damn my mind! It's not my game, I don't actually join in, but watching others take such delight in his verbal tics causes me to revert to childhood.

Footnote: I resigned today, and with my resignation delivered a nasty and damning critique of this fella, who is a fat sychophantic social-climber with an overstated sense of his own authority. He (at 22) thought he had power to assign me work (I'm 30).

Such joy!
(, Wed 31 Mar 2004, 0:24, Reply)

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