Category: Games

Friday Fun – The Hollywood Kiss, 1938

An easy little trick with matches from The Weekend Book, 1938. The idea is to make two matches “kiss” with the “lady match” being lifted up, as if swept off her feet, Hollywood-style. Whittling...

Friday Fun – Man-hunt, 1938

This game needs a group of people large enough to be split into two teams (to make any number of hunters and two hunted), the great outdoors and a pub lunch – what could...

Friday Fun – Jogging the Lemon, 1935

Today’s fun is an indoor game for those who own a number of lemons and, trickier, multiple walking sticks. Having tried this myself, I can only concur with the statement “Until you have tried...

Friday Fun – Riddle-me-ree, 1870

A classy riddle from “The Young Ladies Journal”, February 1st 1870. Can you guess it? My first is a vegetable well known to all; My second’s an insect tiny and small; My whole forms...

Friday Fun – Crosswires, 1935

The Crosswires game – this is quite a good one. I absolutely challenge you to do this right first time. From The Universal Book of Hobbies and Handicrafts, 1935 (Sid G. Hedges).

Friday Fun – Head Slap, 1935

A fairly self-explanatory game of how to box your opponents ears here, although it’s not as easy as it sounds. I love the Janet and John style illustration. From The Universal Book of Hobbies...