In this game one of the players enters the room, armed with a poker, with which he taps on the floor.
One of the players is sent out of the room, while the others fix upon a subject, which may be anything to which the three questions, “How do you like it?” “Where do you like it?” and “When do you like it?” will apply.
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.
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.
The game of Hand is of great antiquity, and is common to almost every nation, whether savage or civilized.
One player with his eyes bandaged lays his head on a chair, or in another player’s lap, while the others strike him on his back with their open hands.
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.
Every player, except one who holds the office of reader, selects a trade or profession, which he must retain throughout the game.
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 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.
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!”
A noisier game than this could scarcely be desired by the most boisterous of our young friends.
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.
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,
One player takes an oblong piece of paper, and having divided it into three equal parts by folding, he sketches a comic head, either with pen or pencil, in the upper space;