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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?”

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.

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.

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;

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.

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.

HUNT THE WHISTLE GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

HUNT THE WHISTLE GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

A boy who has never seen the game played is elected hunter; the others seat themselves on the ground, as in Hunt the Slipper.

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.
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.

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Drawing games for kids on paper – HEAD, BODY AND LEGS...

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;

POST GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

POST GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

This exciting game may be played by an unlimited number, and is particularly adapted for a large party.

HOW? WHERE? AND WHEN? GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

HOW? WHERE? AND WHEN? GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

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.

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;

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:

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 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.

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,

HUNT THE SLIPPER GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

HUNT THE SLIPPER GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

This old-fashioned pastime is so generally known that it is scarcely necessary to describe it;

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.