Category: Games

Funny Bones, 1968

For my birthday treat a few weeks ago, me and my husband went on a very rare kid-free trip to Heston Blumenthal’s Hinds Head pub to try a special menu – truffled beef stew...

Thursday Fun – April 1st Party, 1934

Happy April Fools Day! Who’s having an April 1st party? What do you mean, you’ve never heard of it? Here’s Sid G. Hedges’ ideas from The Home Entertainer for such a party. “You must...

Friday Fun – Rhubarb Charades, 1934

From Sid G. Hedges’ The Home Entertainer comes today’s game – “Rhubarb Charades”. It’s quite an involved version of charades, where one team picks a famous person (in their example it’s Hitler) and then...

Friday Fun – Ghosts

I haven’t got a book scan for this post, but this is a top game for any fellow word-lovers out there. When we were little, one night a week me and my brother went...

Friday Fun – Winking, 1935

Oh, look at this beauty! It’s The Home Entertainer by Sid G. Hedges, the author of my first 1930s book purchase many years ago, The Universal Book of Hobbies and Handicrafts. The chapter on...

Happy Families, 1910

Happy Families, old-school style, is a fascinating game – mainly because of the tradition of depicting the families in Victorian caricature, all big heads and semi-human appearance. For this reason, I was equally intrigued...