Growing up we all had fun being young and foolhardy, taking chances and exploring our world and limits. I listed 4 of my favorite games I learned and
played throughout my childhood and teenage years. I'm sure a couple are well known, others may just be a twist on preestablished games.
What your 4 favorites?
Here are mine:
1. Spin the Bottle
One of my teenage favorites! Works best if all the players aren't male....or you're the only male..lol.
You sit in a circle, alternating boy/girl seating arrangements. Place a bottle in the middle of said circle. Players take turns spinning the bottle
and when the tip of the bottle points to a specific person, depending on the agreed upon dare beforehand, the bottle chosen player must do said
I learned this drinking game in Louisiana around 1989. This one requires quite a bit of alcohol, haha..
It goes like this... all participants pick a specific animal turd they will go by. Say for instance, I pick to be Cat s#, and another player chooses
to be Lizard s#.
It's a dialogue driven game that has penalties in the form of shots for messing up the flow.
So I start..."One day I walking down the street and I stepped in some nasty a## Lizard s#..." To which the Lizard s# named player would reply, "BS!"
And I then would say, "Then who's s#?" And Lizard s# would pick someone elses player name or throw it back to me to start again. First player to error
in any part of the dialogue, would have to take a shot!
It starts off slow, but I LITERALLY had to crawl out my friends house to get in the car to go home!
3. Neighborhood Wide Hide & Seek
I grew up in a pretty tight knit neighborhood where we all knew each other and I had 18 friends who lived there. We would split into two teams and use
the ENTIRE neighborhood to play hide and seek. Up trees, in bushes, inside of cars, over fences, everywhere was fair game except for going inside the
houses. This game was played well into our high school years and got more fun as the years went by as we became more agile and athletic.
I don't think a game like this could even be had nowadays in most areas, but we had a blast while it lasted!
4. Shoot the Duck
Roller rinks were very popular when I was young, and during the evening they would have skating games here and there between music sets with
My favorite was Shoot the Duck. The game would be announced and everyone would try to get as much speed as they could around the rink. Then the DJ
would say, "Shoot the Duck!!" You then had to squat low on one skate while suspending your other leg out parallel with the floor. All the momentum you
tried to get would then be used to navigate and maneuver around being careful not to bump into people while trying to stay rolling. Of course people
would hit each other, fall over, etc. all in fun, and the last to be still in form and rolling won.
Not many rinks around anymore, but those are my favorite games.
edit on E31America/ChicagoThu, 12 Oct 2017 16:43:09 -050010pmThursdayth04pm by EternalShadow because: editing