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Miserable party games for fun and profit
14 people still haven't weakened / Isn't it a great life?
spreadnparanoia From: spreadnparanoia Date: March 16th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that sounds awful. But one game I used to play at camp around that age that I love was called The Chocolate Game. The players sit in a circle and in the center is a set of clothes that can be put on over your clothes (we used oversized stuff from the costume closet - a jacket, pants, a tie and a hat), a paper plate, a bar of chocolate and a plastic fork and a knife. Then you pass along a pair of dice and everyone takes time rolling. If you roll doubles you shout "Doubles!" and run into the center of the circle, put on all the clothes and try to eat the chocolate with the fork and knife. The trick is that the dice are still going around and if someone else gets doubles they get to take your spot. So it's all about speed, looking silly and eating chocolate. I recommend a bar that's not vacuum sealed so you can leave the wrapper on to add to the challenge (opening the wrapper with a knife was always satisfying).
rollick From: rollick Date: March 17th, 2013 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm fascinated, yet dubious. Anything that involves kids trying to cram food into their mouths as fast as they can, plus a bunch of running, seems destined to lead to barfing. And how much motivation does the kid with the clothes on have to get the clothes back off for the person replacing them? Or are they rushing to do it so they can get back to their place in the circle so they have another chance at the dice? And the kids don't mind all eating off the same fork?
spreadnparanoia From: spreadnparanoia Date: March 17th, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's basically no running involved. The only movement is getting from the perimeter to the center of the circle and then putting the clothes on and eating. Plus if you have a decent number of people playing the most any kid is likely to eat is a single bar. The kids are usually pretty fast to strip down due to wanting to get back into the circle and the other kid practically stripping them for a shot at the chocolate. No one I played with seemed to mind using the same fork, but if you're concerned or they are you could give each kid their own fork that they take in with them.

Edited at 2013-03-17 05:58 pm (UTC)
14 people still haven't weakened / Isn't it a great life?