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Indoor Games for Kids – BLIND MAN’S BUFF GAME

Indoor Games for Kids – BLIND MAN’S BUFF GAME

Consists in one person having a handkerchief bound over his eyes, so as to completely blind him, and thus blindfolded trying to chase the other players, either by the sound of their footsteps,

PROVERBS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

PROVERBS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

One player leaves the room, and while he is absent the rest fix upon some proverb. The words are then distributed among them, and each player, in reply to a question asked by the guesser, has to introduce his particular word.

Indoor Games for Kids – BUFF GAME

Indoor Games for Kids – BUFF GAME

In this game one of the players enters the room, armed with a poker, with which he taps on the floor.

RED-CAP AND BLACK-CAP GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

RED-CAP AND BLACK-CAP GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

The players sit round in a circle, each taking a colour. Thus one is red-cap, another black-cap, and so on. One of them, who takes the place of master, and has no colour, taking up a cap says:

Indoor Games for Kids – CONCERT GAME

Indoor Games for Kids – CONCERT GAME

A noisier game than this could scarcely be desired by the most boisterous of our young friends.

SHADOW BUFF GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

SHADOW BUFF GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

Shadow Buff differs very materially from Blind Man’s Buff, but it is equally amusing. A large piece of white linen should be fastened neatly up at one end of room, so that it hangs quite smooth;

Indoor Games for Kids – CONSEQUENCES GAME

Indoor Games for Kids – CONSEQUENCES GAME

The first player writes an adjective on the upper part of a slip of paper, and then folds the slip so that the written word cannot be seen by the next player,
05 SLATE GAMES Indoor Games for Kids

SLATE GAMES – Indoor Games for Kids

Birds, Beasts, and Fishes.—“Now, Tom,” said Harry, “get your slate and pencil, and I’ll show you such a jolly game.

CROSS QUESTIONS AND CROOKED ANSWERS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

CROSS QUESTIONS AND CROOKED ANSWERS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

This game will be best described by a short dialogue.
Harry.—I am going to put a question in a whisper to Tom, who is seated on my right hand, to which he will reply in the same tone.

00 Every boys book

TRADES GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

Every player, except one who holds the office of reader, selects a trade or profession, which he must retain throughout the game.

DUMB MOTIONS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

DUMB MOTIONS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

The players form sides, and decide who shall be masters and who men. The principal aim of the men is to keep working as long as possible, and to prevent the masters taking their places.

00 Every boys book

TRUSSED FOWLS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

Two boys having seated themselves on the floor, are trussed by their playmates; that is to say, each boy has his wrists tied together with a handkerchief, and his legs secured just above the ancles with another;

FAMILY COACH GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

FAMILY COACH GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

The chief player in this amusing game must possess the faculty of inventing a long story, as well as a tolerably good memory.
00 Every boys book

THE TWO HATS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

This game, although only two persons are engaged in it at a time, furnishes much amusement, from the contradictory nature of its words and actions.

THE FOUR ELEMENTS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

THE FOUR ELEMENTS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

The party being seated in a circle, the player who has been chosen to commence the game takes a knotted handkerchief, and throws it suddenly into another’s lap, calling out at the same time either “Earth!” “Water!” “Air!” or “Fire!”

00 Every boys book

WHAT IS MY THOUGHT LIKE? – Indoor Games for Kids

The leader of the game commences it by asking each of his companions in turn, “What is my thought like?”

HAND GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

HAND GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

The game of Hand is of great antiquity, and is common to almost every nation, whether savage or civilized.

05 FOX AND GEESE GAME

FOX AND GEESE GAME – Board Games for Kids

FOX AND GEESE GAME. Fifteen ordinary draughtsmen compose the flock of geese. The fox may either be two draughtsmen placed one upon another, or any small object which may be at hand.

HOT BOILED BEANS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

HOT BOILED BEANS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

In this game, one of the players is sent out of the room, while the others hide a handkerchief or any small article that can be easily secreted.

07 NINE MENS MORRIS GAME

NINE MEN’S MORRIS GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

NINE MEN’S MORRIS is an ancient English game, and ought not to be laid aside; so we resuscitate it for the benefit of young England.