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Rope in the Fun Times

Tug of war is a non-contact team sport where two teams with equal members are put to test against each other in a sheer show of strength. The objective is to either pull a specific part of the rope (competitive tug of war) or all the members of the opposite team (recreational variant of the sport) into your own territory. The fact that its rules are simple and it requires minimal equipment, makes tug of war a popular sport in various parts of the world.

Tug of War Rules and Regulations

Tug of war is played in almost all the countries in the world, however, only a few countries have a proper governing body for the same. The Tug of War International Federation (TWIF) is the 53-member international governing body for the sport. Discussed below are the standard rules of tug of war, constituted to ensure that the sport is played in true spirit.

Teams

➠ According to the rules of competitive tug of war, each team is made up of eight players. However, the combined weight of these eight players should not exceed the weight determined for that particular category.

➠ There are three categories: Junior, Under 23, and Senior, which are further classified into different weight classes, ranging from the Ultra Featherweight class (junior women), where the team weight should not exceed 480 kg or 1,058 lb, to Catchweight class, where there is no weight limit.

➠ While men and women don’t play against each other, mixed teams―comprising four men and four women―are allowed to contest.

Rope

➠ The rope used for tug of war should be at least 33.5-m or 110-ft long, with a circumference of 100 to 125 mm. It should be marked with three different colored tapes. Let’s say for instance, red at the center, blue at four meters on either sides, and green at five meters on either sides.

➠ In recreational event, the rope can have knots to facilitate proper grip. However, these knots should be evenly spaced out to ensure fair play. In competitive events, no such arrangement is allowed.

Field and Marking

➠ The sport should be ideally played on a flat grassy patch of land, with the center line marked clearly in chalk. At the start of the event, the rope is to be placed on the center line, such that the colored tape at the center of the rope lies right on it.

➠ In the case of indoor tug of war, the surface should be made of a material which provides sufficient friction. Additionally, two side lines are marked on the surface at a distance of four meters from the center line on either sides.

Gameplay

➠ Tug of war will commence with members taking position on either sides of the center line; the first member of each team will stand beyond the five-meter tape. Once both teams are ready, the referee will say ‘Pick up the rope’, ‘Take the string’, ‘Steady’, and ‘Pull’ (or blow the whistle). When the referee says pull, the teams can start pulling the rope into their territory.

➠ The objective of each team is to pull the rope to their side. As soon as the part of the rope marked with the blue tape (four-meter tape) crosses over the center line, the team which has pulled the rope to their side wins. The event is generally played in a best-of-three format, where the team which wins two rounds wins the event.

Fouls

➠ A certain technique has to be followed whilst attempting the pull, failing which it is considered a foul, and may call for a disqualification. For instance, your feet should always be extended in front of the knee. Locking your legs by folding the knees at an acute angle will amount to locking, which is considered a foul in competitive tug of war.

➠ Other fouls include touching the ground with any part of the body other than feet for an extended period, deliberately sitting or falling on the ground, passing the rope through hands (as if you were climbing the rope), stepping outside the demarcated pulling area, etc.

➠ The team can be held guilty even if only one player commits any foul, and two fouls may lead to team disqualification.

When it comes to tug of war strategies, the basic knowledge of these rules is quite helpful. You also need to note that these rules may differ from one competition to another depending on the region. If the sport is being played as a recreational activity, the rules are stripped to bare essentials. On the other hand, for world championships, the implementation of these rules is given utmost importance.

Heard of the ‘Pick Up the Sticks’ Game

For many years, games like Pick Up Sticks have entertained children as well as adults. This game surely makes everyone take active part in the race towards collecting all the sticks.

With the festive season around the corner, this game will be an amusing option to entertain your family members. Children and older people can participate in the game too. The best part is that you can play the game in the comfort of your house. A little healthy competition will strengthen your family bond for sure. Now all that remains is to get acquainted with rules of the game, which we have explained below.

How to Play “Pick Up Sticks”

Setup for the Game

➥ Choose a smooth and flat surface like a tabletop for the game.
➥ Remove everything on it so that the game area is clear.
➥ Get different-colored game sticks from any play store. You will need approximately 1 black stick, 7 red sticks, 7 blue sticks, 8 green sticks, and 7 yellow sticks.
➥ Hold them together vertically in your hand.
➥ Gently drop them on the flat surface that you have arranged for.
➥ The colored sticks will be mixed but don’t go on to rearrange them. Just let them be so.
➥ Choose the first player to start the game. You can roll a dice to decide the first player.

Instructions for Playing Pick Up Sticks Game

➥ Pick up one stick from the heap.
➥ Be careful not to move any other stick as you pick one up.
➥ After picking up one stick, you can go ahead and pick up another stick.
➥ If you disturb the other sticks while picking up one, then the next player gets his/her turn to play, while you lose your turn.
➥ The game continues till all the sticks have been collected.
➥ After collecting all the sticks, count the points. The player with the maximum points, wins.
Pick Up Sticks Game Scoring
➥ Points are allotted to the sticks that should be counted after the game.
➥ You can calculate the points with the help of the following chart-
Black stick = 25 points
Red stick = 10 points
Blue stick = 5 points
Green stick = 2 points
Yellow stick = 1 point
➥ All players can refer to this chart and count their points to decide the winner.

Game Variations
The game can be played with variations in the rules. Decide among all the players which of these rules are comfortable to follow and then begin the game.

➥ You can use 25-30 sticks while playing the game. Add more sticks if you want to make the game trickier.
➥ You can play the game in teams as well. For example, make a team of two people and add the points earned by each to the group score.
➥ After successfully collecting the black stick, you can use it as a support to pick up other sticks. For example, you are permitted to use the black stick to separate the sticks laying together or move a stick resting on another. However, keep in mind not to use any other stick for this purpose.
➥ If you pick the sticks in an order of red, blue, and green, your points will be doubled up.
➥ In some versions of the game, a hooked stick is included. It aids you while picking up a stick. However, the game can be played with hands as well.

Make Your Own Set of Sticks
➥ You can make your own sticks at home. All you need is a bunch of wooden skewers. Clip off the sharp ends of the skewers, and rub them smooth with a sandpaper. You will need to paint 1 stick black, 7 sticks red, 7 sticks blue, 8 sticks green, and 7 sticks in yellow color. Let the paint dry completely before using the sticks.
➥ You can use chopsticks too instead of wooden skewers. Toothpicks can be used as mini game sticks as well. Remember to paint all the sticks according to the game requirement.
Who thought that a few simple sticks can become a source of merriment! However, the most important aspect of the game is spending quality time with your loved ones!

How Crab Soccer is Played

This über-fun game is played by two teams, and can be played indoors in a gym or a basketball court. All that is needed is an inflated cage ball that can float longer. Some play this game with an actual football or volleyball as well.

However, it is more challenging to use a small ball, because the participants are required to play this game sitting down. The players are supposed to use only their feet, while they rest their hands behind them on the floor.

The hands are used for pushing the body forward, while the feet are used for walking while sitting down. All this while, the torso is raised whenever the player wishes to move. This game is called so, because while seated in this position, the players look like crabs. This Buzzle article explains how to play crab soccer.

Crab Soccer Requirements
❑ A clean square or rectangular field, with no furniture, stones, or protruding items, that might injure the players.

❑ One inflated cage ball.

❑ 2 pairs of cones (4 nos.), that can act as goal posts, and placed on either sides of the field.

❑ If the field is big enough, you may add 2 more optional goal posts on the remaining two sides as well.

❑ Mandatory shoes, if using an actual football.
❑ Knee and elbow pads for the goalkeepers.

Instructions for Playing Crab Soccer
★ The number of participants can go as high as 20, depending on the size of the field. Therefore, make two teams with even number of participants.

★ More than one cage ball can be used if the number of participants is more, however, the goals will be added to the score of the two main teams only.

★ Divide the teams, using visual demarcations such as color-coding the uniforms, where the players wear colored shirts, socks, or headbands.

★ Appoint two goalkeepers who will be assigned their own area.

★ The players must be seated on their bottom, and should move with their torso facing up in order to do the crab walk properly.

★ The ball is placed in the center of the field, and the leader of the team that wins the toss is given the opportunity to kick-off the ball towards the opponent’s goal post.

★ The team that loses the toss must be placed 10 feet away from the other team. If the area is smaller, the distance can be reduced from 10 feet to whatever seems an acceptable distance.

★ Every time a goal is scored, the scoring team must kick-off the ball from the center of the field.

★ Whenever the ball goes out of the play area, the leader of the opponent team must kick the ball towards his/her teammates.

General Rules for Players
★ The players are not allowed to headbutt the ball.

★ Opponent team members cannot shout for a pass from the player who is in control of the ball.

★ Players are not allowed to carry the ball on their stomach or touch the ball with their hands. Such a foul will warrant a free kick to the opponent team.
★ Opponent players are not allowed to crowd and tackle the player in possession of the ball, instead, only 1-2 players can tackle the ball out of a player’s possession.

★ Players are also not allowed to kick the other participants, be aggressive, shout curses, push with their body, or use their hands while doing the crab walk.

★ The players cannot hold the ball between their feet or legs, as that will amount to the foul of foot holding or carrying the ball.
★ Nor are the players allowed to obstruct the movement of the opponent players, by grabbing their clothes, hands, feet, or by leg-locking.

★ Make one player the referee who will ensure all rules are followed, and will penalize the infringing players with penalty cards.

★ No player is allowed to enter the goalkeeper’s defending posts.
★ Scoring a goal from their own half of the field is invalid and cannot be counted.

★ Players who have broken the rules or kicked a fellow player are asked to sit outside the playing area for a specific duration.

Rules for Goalkeepers
★ The goalkeepers can touch the ball with their hands and rest on their knees, in order to defend their post.

★ The goalkeepers must not be allowed to venture out of their assigned goal areas.
★ Nor are they allowed to throw the ball from above their head. Underarm throwing is the correct approach, while the goalkeepers stay rested on their knees.

★ If the goalkeeper of one team breaks any of these rules, the opponent team will be awarded a penalty kick. This penalty kick must be taken from the center of the half-way line of the field.
Demarcate the goal limit, so that the team achieving the assigned score first, shall be declared the winner. Enjoy doing the crab walk and playing the crab soccer!

Fun Conversation Games to Play

Conversation games have gained popularity because of the Hip Hop culture and TV shows such as, Yo Momma and Wild N Out.

For some, getting a conversation started can be a daunting task, especially if it’s a new couple or with their kids. For others it can come quite naturally. Sometimes you and your mates might be stuck at a place where card games or board games aren’t an option. Regardless of the situation you are in; maybe you are waiting in line at the bank with your friend, driving, or when there’s load shedding at home, conversation games are a classic way to spend time.

These games not only improve your relationship with the other person, but also help to get people talking about things which they may not normally be comfortable with. Listed below are a few conversation games. All you need is a little bit of imagination.

Good Conversation Games

Truth Or Dare
For this game, the group has to sit in a circle. Now take a bottle, place it in the middle of the circle and spin it. When it stops its cap portion will face one player and other side will face another. One of them has to ask “truth or dare” to the other player. If he selects truth, player asks him question & if he selects dare, he has to given challenge to complete. There are ample sites suggesting funny questions and hilarious dares to complete. Here is our list of truth or dare questions.

My Name is Alex
This game is very helpful for kids, as it helps improve their vocabulary and sentence construction. This game starts with one person adding a name and a thing, but in an alphabetical order. Take for example, the first player says A my name is Alex and I like Apricots, the next player has to say, A my name is Alex and I like Apricots,B my name is Bosco and I like baseball. And the game continues with each player reciting and contributing more to the chain.

Two Facts And a Lie
In addition to getting to know your girlfriend/boyfriend better, this game will help you to understand how well (or poorly) your significant other lies. The premise of this game is easy: you need to state three stories, two of them are true and the third one is a lie. Your partner has to guess what is true and what is not.

How’s Yours?
You require a large group of friends or gather a large group of people to play this game. A group of people team up against one guesser. The team needs to provide clues to the guesser but which can’t be too easy or hard. It is somewhat like twenty questions, but the only question the guesser is allowed to ask is how’s yours? To find an object, all the team members need to decide on something which is fairly common and everybody has it; for example a passport, a cell phone, or an email account.

The guesser then questions one of the team members, how’s yours? The questioned individual has to provide an honest clue that will help the guesser to figure out the object. The guesser is entitled to only one guess per clue. If the guesser is able to answer your clue, then you have to be the next guesser.

Make It or Break It
All of us imagine the type of man/woman we want in our life. This particular game is all about that. In this game you need to imagine a man/woman with all the qualities you wish to have in them. Then one of the players says ‘Make it or Break it’ and adds one bad quality to them. Then the rest of the group decides if they would still prefer to be with that person even if they possess that bad quality.

Name Ten
This is a fun and frolic family related game and is very simple to play. One player has to declare a particular category such as fruits, animals, or birds. The other players need to list down ten examples of that category. The player who came up with this category needs to ascertain if the examples fit in or not.

Last Letter
This one’s simple yet entertaining enough. One player has to start off by saying a random word and the next person has to continue by using the last letter of the previous word. The game continues until you reach a point where you can’t make a word that starts with that letter and has not been used before. So remember, words are not to be repeated. When a player gets stuck, he loses. There are four rounds to finish, and every time you lose, you get a letter from the word ‘KILL’. Thus, if you lose four times, that means you will be collecting all the four letters and hence get killed and lose the game.

20 questions
This is a game of pure logic. If you like logical reasoning then this game is for you. You need to decide on a physical noun like cake, cloud, or dog. The other player gets twenty questions to ask to figure out the object. It can be any type of question as long as it can be answered with a yes or no. After the twenty questions are up, the other player has to come up with a noun and you have to guess it.

Would You Rather
It’s more like rhetorical questioning. This game includes imagining scenarios that are both weighty. You need to think creatively for this game. Of course you can always search for scenarios online and include them in your game. Here is our list of would you rather questions. One player has to ask questions to the other player. The questions should start with ‘Would you rather’ and the other player has to answer by selecting one out of the two options. For example: Would you rather be very skinny or very fat?

I Have Never Ever
This game requires gulping down a drink (tea, coffee, beer) and the players need to take turns by saying “I have never ever done X”. If the other players have done that thing, they need to take a sip of their drink. This way you would understand who has done it and who has not. The beauty of the game is talking about things which you know the other players might have done, in this way getting them to finish their drink first.

Playing conversation games will let you connect and also have fun. But one thing to keep in mind is to have a playful mindset. Select the games you like and get your party rolling.

Funny ‘Never Have I Ever’ Game Questions

Celebrities too have a blast playing this hilarious game!
The famous talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has wrung many embarrassing, dark, and downright funny secrets from her celebrity guests like Johnny Depp, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Justin Bieber, et al on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

It’s fun to play an aberrant once in a while, right? Yeah, but by deviancy we don’t mean something outright scandalizing or stupid, but something that is super fun and within agreeable purview of decency like popping questions that would never ever bob up in ordinary conversations. “Never Have I Ever” game will give you that opportunity to elicit answers to some crazy, outrageous, and wild questions.

The rules of the game are simple―all you need to do is to get yourselves seated in a circle and arrange for equal number of shot glasses for all the players. Begin the game by having someone say something that he/she has never attempted to do in their life, say for example “Never have I ever been to Disneyland”, so those of you who have been to Disneyland will swig down a shot glass. Take turns to keep the game flowing; the one who has downed the least number of shots becomes the winner.

Never Have I Ever ….

Never have i ever question on being drunk

Spied on my neighbors

Dyed my hair in horrible color

Punched someone on their face

Watched “Lord of the Ring” series

Peed in the shower or pool

Played truant from school or college

Lied about my real age

Been anywhere outside my hometown

Got myself wasted

Stalked people on Facebook

Had a fake ID

Googled myself

Been on a real date

Been snogged by someone

Had an embarrassing bum-fall in public

Shrieked during a horror movie

Done shopping at Walmart

Never have i ever question on harry potter

Watched a full season of Pretty Little Liars at one go

Purchased something from a yard sale

Been in a serious relationship

Been to a concert

Been told that I’m pretty

Been to a fun vacation with my friends

Been asked out for a date

Been asked for a dance

Believed that I’m smart for my age

Garbed myself in a bikini

Read or watched the “Twilight” series

Had a meal at McDonald’s

Rummaged through trash to find something amazing

Sang and danced all night long

Said a bad word in front of my parents

Cheated on someone

Broken wind in an elevator

Seen a ghost

Never have i ever question on being told pretty

Eaten a weird meat in the name of delicacy

Watched porn

Looked under the bed for a nasty poltergeist

Cried for no reason

Squeezed a zit myself

Snipped my own hair

Bible Games for Adults

The Bible is the number one shoplifted book in the world!
Organizing Sunday or Feast day gatherings in the church can serve in a way to know your local church community better. Such retreats and youth camps can lead the faithful into prayer, worship, and a better understanding of scriptures. The easiest way to inculcate scripture-based living is through fun activities like conducting Christian games during the congregational gatherings. These games not only entertain but also allow one to learn about the

Bible verses.
Of course you can have a little ‘fun’ at church with these amazing Christian games for adults that will leave you enriched with the Word of God, and who knows you may end up making a lot of friends.

Bible Charades
Love to act out? Then this game can be a popular hit among the crowd by encouraging participation and teamwork.

How to Play
► Write famous biblical events as clues on individual slips of paper. For e.g. Jesus walking on water, Moses breaking the tablets of ten commandments, the writing on the wall during Belshazzar’s feast etc.

► Fold the slips of paper and place them in a bowl or hat.

► Divide the people into two teams, allow one person from a team to come forward and pick out a slip then act it out. Give the other team two minutes to guess the event, if the team gives the right response, tabulate it on a board by giving points. Allow each person from the teams to take turns.

► The team with maximum correct guesses wins.

Bible Sword
Bible is known to be a double-edged sword. The word of God is powerful and reading the scriptures daily not only gives comfort but also increases one’s faith. How much time do you spend reading the Bible? This game can test that out.

How to Play
► Create a list of Bible passages that revolve around a particular theme for e.g. The creation, The ministry of Jesus etc.

► Divide the gathered crowd into two groups. It is better if the participants have carried their own bibles, if not then provide them with one.

► Ask them to keep their bibles closed while the organizer of the game reads out a reference or a question from the chosen topic, e.g. when did God create Adam?

► The group that finds the related passage first reads it out loud. Keep a score of the groups on a board, the group with the maximum points wins.

Who am I?
Biblical characters are fascinating and this game allows one to guess these characters with an added element of fun. This works like a spunky plot for breaking the ice among the believers.

How to Play
► Write down the names of biblical characters from the old and new testaments with a colorful marker in a readable text on colorful stick notes.

► As the participants enter the room, pin or stick these notes onto their backs without allowing them to see the name.

► Let the participants move around the room asking each other questions until they can figure out their character. e.g. Am I king? Am I from the old testament? Am I a disciple?

► The person who guesses his character first, wins.

Bible Relay
A sporty outdoor game that requires the perfect combination of energy and intellect.

How to Play
► On two separate sheets of paper make an equal list of bible verses according to the number of the participants. Keep a separate record of the page numbers of these verses for verification.

► Divide the group into two teams and make them stand at one end of the ground. Put two tables and place a bible on both tables.

► Ask the first person from each team pick a verse and run to the table. Find the verse in the bible and run back to the team to note down the page number. Carry this turn wise till all the participants complete the relay race.

► The team that finishes first wins.

Bible Telephone
This game goes on the lines of Chinese whisper which makes it a fun activity.

How to Play
► Let the participants seat themselves in a circle.

► Pick a small bible verse and whisper it into the ears of the first participant, let the verse pass on ear to ear till the last participant says it out loud.

► This game can be played among two groups as well, the group that correctly repeats the verse wins.

Name the Hymn
A congregation is always happy with singing and praising the Lord, and this game puts your vocal cords as well as the knowledge of hymns to test.

How to Play
► Pick someone who is a skilled pianist and has a good knowledge of the church hymns.

► Divide the group into two teams. Let the pianist play a tune from any church hymn and let the participants guess. To make it more interesting, ask the pianist to play the hymn from the middle of a verse.

► The group with the maximum correct guesses wins. The teams can always end up singing the hymns which is even more wonderful.

Know Your Verses
How well have you memorized the Bible verses? Can you fill in the missing words? This game tests your memory skills.

How to Play
► Pick a set of bible verses which are a little easy. Write them down on a sheet of paper or print them out with one missing word from the verse. Make index cards of the missing words, it is advisable to make some extra just to keep the participants guessing.

► Divide the group into two team. Say the verse out loud and allow two participants from the teams run towards the cards kept at the other end of the room, to pick the correct index card with the word.

► The team that guesses most of the words wins, this game can also be played outdoors as a race.

Finish the sentence
A simple game, yet it can add much amusement to a little introduction.

How to Play
► Ask the participants to introduce themselves and while doing so, give them predetermined sentences… like I count my blessings of.. or I am grateful to the Lord about. This not only allows each one to know one another better, but also lets the speaker unwind a bit and share personal experiences which might inspire the congregation.

Bible Sweethearts
An amusing game especially for couples.

How to Play
► Print out the names of famous biblical couples, the males on a sheet with their female counterpart space blank and vice versa.

► Divide the group into couples, hand out the sheets. Let the male participants have the sheet of male names with the female names blank, and the female participants with the female names with the male names blank. Allow them to fill out the sheet without consulting each other.

► The couple who fills out the right names on the blanks are the Biblical Sweethearts.

Bible Treasure Hunt
A community game that can be enjoyed by all.

How to Play
► Create enough bible verses with one word missing that will be the first clue leading to the next clue for e.g.
‘And God said, Let there be ___: and there was ___’. – Genesis 1:3 The missing word here is “light” , hide the next verse clue near a source of light.

► Divide the group into two teams and let them begin the hunt with the verse clues towards the hidden treasure. The group that figures out all the clues wins.

As the Bible states: ‘Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!’ – Psalm 133:1. It is indeed wonderful for the believers to get together and praise God, and have an opportunity to spend time together through these biblical games.

Fun Games to Play With Your Boyfriend

paint-twister-coupleAn Unusual, Relaxing Game!
Sometimes, the best way to spend time together is relaxing in bed! Turn off your cell phones, stock up some romantic/thriller movies, grab some snacks, and spend the entire day by not moving from bed. Enjoy each others company by talking and playing around.

Yes, every day you learn something new about your partner. But, we bet there’s more to it. Games like Truth and Dare remain to be a classic when it comes to ‘couple games’, giving a chance to know things about each other better. We give you some more question-game options. You can play these games when out on a date or via texting. These can be effective in bringing laughter, and sometimes may also help to break the ice.

The thing about texting is that it can get monotonous after a certain time, like sending the same “good morning/good night” texts, or stuffing his inbox with “I love you” stuff. How about playing games through texting, and make your relationship more lively?

20 questions is played through texting since time immemorial. In case you haven’t, go for it. Ask him questions that are funny or sexy, like ‘What is the silliest dream you have ever had?’, or ‘What would you do if you get to know that I’m a zombie?’. Well, on that note, let’s look for more fun games below.

Games to Play When You’re Together

Surprise Box
This is a sweet game to be played with your boyfriend. Before your boyfriend comes over, get a box and decorate it with paints or wrapping papers, creating a box of love. Now make chits of paper. Pen down a task on every paper. Put all of these in your love box. The tasks can be like “Cuddle for five minutes”, “French Kiss for three minutes”, “Look into my eyes for five minutes”, etc. Get creative with your tasks, and make this little love game even more fun. Ask your guy to pull a paper chit and do as written on it. Interesting, isn’t it?

One Word, One Answer
One person (supposing, you) says one word and the other person (your boyfriend) has to say the first thing that comes to their mind when they hear it. Go about using words that relate to your love story, and let him follow the track. It brings up memories that you both have, but this game can get pretty funny as well.

Never Have I Ever
This is a drinking game. So it’s fun to play it while boozing. If not, you can go for cold beverages. It can involve several players and drinking plenteous amount of alcohol, but you can just as easily play it sober with two people.
Each one of you has to make a statement that “you’ve never done before!” like “you’ve never kissed someone younger to you”, or “you’ve never licked your nose”. The other player has to take a sip of the drink whenever a statement is made that contradicts his or her own experiences.

Blindfold Fun!
This is a simple, but very popular love game. Get a blindfold; this can be anything like a scarf. Decide who will be blindfolded first out of the two. It doesn’t matter who goes first; you both are gonna enjoy this game anyway. Okay, the game setup goes this way―the one who is blindfolded has to lie on a bed or couch. The one who isn’t blindfolded has 7 minutes, and in these 7 minutes, he/she is allowed to do anything to his/her blindfolded lover.
Enjoy this stipulated time doing whatever you can to your lover. Ooh, sounds exciting, isn’t it?

Cute Games to Play through Texting

Romantic Love Story
Create a fairy tale and cherish the times spent together through text messaging. Recreate the day you first met, or a special moment that took your relationship to another level. You can send him something like “Once upon a time, there was this sad, pretty girl …” If he gets it, he would reply continuing the story as, “and she met a cute guy.” You could then respond by saying “He asked her to the school dance …” and so on. Continue making your story, and chances are you’ll end up talking of how amazing those times were.

2 Truths 1 Lie
This one is pretty popular. You have to text him 3 stories: 2 true, and 1 that isn’t. Your boyfriend has to guess which is the lie. Similarly, ask him to do the same to you. Include things like ‘I fell in love with you the first time I saw you’, ‘I absolutely love your odor’, ‘I hate meeting you outdoors’; meaning things that are impossible for him to guess (which aren’t true). This also helps you learn new things about each other.

Mobile Scavenger Hunt
Play treasure hunt with your guy through text messages. Send him to locations that hold significance in your relationship. Send him clues, such as “Go to the place where we had our first kiss.” Continue to send clues and have him text you when he arrives there to reveal the next clue. Keep the game happening by sending photo messages as hints. Consider your all-time favorite park to be the final destination. Hide behind a tree or bush. When he gets there, jump out to surprise him with a picnic basket and enjoy lunch under a tree.

Dare it or Remove it
This is a guess game. Text your partner a dare. If he fails to complete the dare, ask him to remove a piece of his clothing. Next comes your turn. After each dare, send pictures to each other. Y’all can get a little notorious here, but be careful and limit it to keeping things fun and loving.

Tried-and-True Couples
Show him that your love can be compared to legendary couples. Text him the name of a female celebrity or some female legend, and he must reply with her male love interest. For instance, you can text him “Romeo” and then he would text back “Juliet”. Next, text “Angelina” and then he would text back “Brad Pitt”, and so on. To make things difficult, consider giving him descriptions instead of names, “Married to ubiquitous reality star, and has a daughter named North West” and he would reply with “Kanye.” Then, let him take a turn to send you clues to guess.

Mystery Sound
This game works best for couples who have texting and media capabilities. Record 5-second snippets of random sounds or tones and send them to each other. See if either of you can guess the source or the song. You can also play this by sending lyrics. Chances are, you both may come to know about each others play-list (if you already don’t :-P).

Breakdown
Texting is all about words, so why not increase your Scrabble-ques vocabulary skills in the process? Just kidding on that part! With this game, you should break apart a word and rearrange its letters to create as many different word combinations as possible within an allotted time frame. But since you’re playing this with your guy, don’t forget to make the game sexy. Include romantic words or naughty gestures.

Movie Medley
Text your lover a movie title, and ask him to give a response with a movie title ONLY! The person has to connect his/her answer to the previous movie titles, and go on making a chain. Create your own (funny) story, and remember it’s all about loving and having fun with each other.

Fun Games for Adults

All work and no play, makes your life boring and mundane. Games are not just meant for kids. Games at a weekend party provide a refreshing change and a rejuvenating experience. Games for adults come in all shapes and sizes and importantly there’s never a question of winning or losing. These games will revive the missing element of fun and excitement in your life. So loosen up your ties, roll up your sleeves and get ready for an evening of rollicking laughter.

Say the Name
Let me warn you, this will get you drunk, so designate a responsible driver. Make your drinks and begin the game with the name of a famous person. Suppose the name is ‘Bill Gates’, then the next person will say the next name starting with ‘G’. Suppose the next person says, ‘Gerard Butler’, the one after him/her will say the name beginning with ‘B’. The game basically, continues with first letter of the last name. The fun part of the game is where a participant cannot think of a name. What happens then? Then, the participant is supposed to keep on drinking till he/she thinks of name. After so much of alcohol, thinking is barely possible and that’s when the fun starts!

Watch my Back
It’s raining outside, the TV’s got slurred reception, you can’t step out and evening’s getting boring more than what you had imagined. This is game strictly meant for couples. Your partner will try to write a really intimate and a sexual message on your back, while you try to figure it out. If you get it right, you can ask for a favor (unleash your imagination!), that your partner can’t deny. But if you get it wrong, your partner can ask for whatever was written on the back, for hours and hours!!

Games on Platter
The first game is called the ‘Bubble Blow’ race. Set out paper plates in front of a circle of participants. Place a gum on each plate and then bury those pieces with dollops and dollops of whipped cream. Each participant, has to dig out the chewing gum and blow a bubble. The fun part is, they can use their hands all the while! Another game that you can play is, ‘Penny Wise’. For this game distribute 20 pennies to each participant and make them sit in a circle. The first person, begins with saying something that he/she hasn’t done. For example, ‘I haven’t done rock climbing’. If the others agree, they will give a penny to that person. Everybody gets a turn to say what they haven’t done. At the end of the game, the winner is the one who rakes in the moolah!

Board Games
There is no dearth of board games in this world! Fun board games like pictionary, the pictorial dumb charade, survivor, needless to mention it’s like the hit TV-show, Catch Phrase, which keeps you on your tenterhooks and lastly the classic, pirates of the Caribbean DVD game are enough to keep you occupied all night long. These games can be bought online or in any retail game shop.

Fun party games that involve consuming alcohol, should be played with extra care. Playing games allows your mind to think differently. Out of the box thinking is at its peak when it’s time to play. Game on!

Games for Kids Under 5

Keeping toddlers occupied can be a daunting task for any parent. Activities and games are the best option to keep your child busy and can also be a learning experience at the same time. Games help kids to enhance their creativity, thinking skills and give them the much-needed recreation from their day-to-day activities.

Children under the age of 5 are extremely curious and inquisitive about the surroundings. The best way to help them learn and garner knowledge is by teaching them the same by means of various recreational activities. While their love for playing and having fun will never subside, this is the best way to make sure that the games your kids play is a learning experience too.

Tag
Tag is a game where you’ll definitely have to do quite a bit of running. In this game, one person is selected as ‘it’, and he/she has to chase the other players within a decided area. Once the person who is marked as ‘it’ succeeds in chasing and touching (tagging) any one of the other players, the tag is transferred to that player who now becomes ‘it’. The new tagged player should now chase other players and follow the same rules.

Customized Treasure Hunt
Since children below the age of 5 are not used to formation of complete sentence, it will be tough for them to comprehend complex clues. The easier way to do that is by forming clues that will be suitable for their age. For example, a clue can include “C for Cat, D for?” with a picture of a drawer below it. This will make it easier for the children to guess the word and where to find the next clue.

Blocks
This is a game to improve a child’s vocabulary and the way they analyze different shapes and sizes. The game can be modified according to the child’s needs. If the blocks are of alphabets, you can provide a word to the child and ask him/her form the same with the help of the blocks. If the blocks are of varying size and shapes, ask your kid to put the blocks into the respective slots. You can include various colors of the blocks and their identification also into play

Board Games
Although not a physical activity, any board game such as Snakes and Ladders or the one ones involving knowing of alphabets and numbers, definitely rate high on the fun quotient. If your kid has recently learned his/her alphabets and numbers, these games will help them practice and perfect the letters and numbers without getting bored.
Games that involve physical and brain training and giving them a fun twist is always a hit among kids of all ages. The aforementioned games will definitely help kids below 5 years of age in more than one way. Keep modifying these activities that suiting the occasion and your child’s liking. Have fun!

Exciting Group Games for Adults

Group games are the best way to get a fairly large number of people to interact. It is customary to start with an icebreaker activity, which helps people to overcome their initial awkwardness and join the fun. It is also an effective way to mix up the group, so that people who know each other no longer clump together but are forced to get to know others. If the group of people belong to an organization, it would be a good idea to include games that teach qualities of teamwork or leadership. Here are a few fun games for adults to play in groups.

Two Truths and a Lie

The basic objective of this game is introducing each person to others. If you have a very large group of people, you can split them into smaller groups and have them play the game within each group. Make each group sit in a circle, and provide a piece of paper and pen to each person. Tell them to write down two true statements about themselves and one lie. One by one each person has to read out what they have written and the group has to guess which statements are true and which one is the lie. The person will reveal the answer after reading out all three statements and once the others have finished making their guesses.

Crossing the Dead Sea
If you are looking for indoor group games for adults, this one is a great option. This is a group game that I recently played and enjoyed to the hilt. Once again, if you have a very large group of people, split them into smaller groups. If the group is not very large, form them into two teams that will compete against each other. Draw two parallel lines with about a 15 feet in between them. Taking the largest steps you make, walk in a straight line and count how many steps it takes to get from one parallel line to another. You need these many rectangular wooden bricks of the measure 8″x4″ for each group. Provide each group the decided number of wooden bricks, and ask them to use the bricks to get across the ‘Dead Sea’. Nobody’s feet must touch the ground between the lines, and all members must cross from one side to another. If a person loses balance and touches the ground, the entire team must start again. A key to increasing the difficulty level of the game is to provide bricks that are rounded at the edges, and thus not very steady.

Story Time with Props
This game requires more creativity than activity, and is ideal when your crowd is tired. You need a group of at least 20 people for it to be a success. It also requires a bit of planning, as you need a varied collection of ‘props’ like a pillow, toy dog, plate, cardboard box, belt, wooden spoon, flowers, picture, scarf, etc. You need approximately 5 props per group. Divide the large group into smaller teams of 7 to 8 people each, and then give them a bag containing the props. Ask each group to come up with a story they will act out and use the props in any way apart from its conventional use. Give them about 10 to 15 minutes to prepare. The team which uses the props in the most creative manner, or the team that comes up with the most hilarious story, wins.

Human Knot
This is one of my favorite group games. It requires a fair deal of activity. If you have a very large group of people, split them into smaller groups. Each group should comprise at least 10 people or more. First get each group to form a circle and then tell them to walk towards the center of the circle. You should have bunches of people standing close together (shoulder to shoulder) with no space in between. Then ask everyone to close their eyes, reach out (this is important) and clasp hands with people in the group. Tell them they get points for not holding hands with the people who are immediately around them. Now walk around and inspect each group. Ensure that each person should be holding hands with two different people, and there is sufficient intermingling. Once you’re satisfied, ask everyone to open their eyes and start untangling the knot without letting go of each others hands. They should eventually untangle into a perfect circle, or maybe even two breakaway circles.

Follow The Lead
This game happens to be the shortest and the most hilarious of all. Like rest of the games, you need to split your guests in smaller groups of 6 to 10 people each. As a host, you might need to make some advance preparation by creating 8 to 10 pieces of paper. Jot down situations like bus travel, classroom, office, etc., on every piece of paper. Fold these papers and place them in a bowl or a bag. Now ask a person from one of the groups to come and select a folded paper. He needs to read and start acting as per the situation mentioned. The rest of the group needs to understand his actions and start playing other characters in the situation as per what they grasped. The total duration of reading the piece of paper and starting to act is just one minute. For example, the situation given in the paper is bus travel. Here the leader might do actions as if he were driving the bus. The rest of the team may follow lead and play out characters like the passengers, the bus stop, the chairs, the ticket machine, etc. Team members lose points if they misunderstand the situation, speak out loudly or if two members of the team play a similar character. For example, when two members play the character of a ticket machine. The same continues for other teams too. The team with the highest number of points wins.

While deciding on the best group games for adults, you need to consider the available space, the number of players and the availability of game supplies. Your group is sure to have plenty of fun playing these games. I wish you all a good time!