Stupid Ninja Party Game

There are a few well known party games where players stand in a circle and take it in turns to do something and then get another player to do the same thing (or related thing) by pointing at them or saying their name.  The Stupid Ninja game is therefore, at first glance, not that different...but the addition of ninja noises as well as adjacent players activity raises it to a different level.


1st Irish Egg Throwing Competition

The noble art of egg throwing - apparently invented in 1322 and now almost sure to be a demonstration sport in the UK Olympics of 2012 - is crossing the water to Ireland.  This Saturday, 29th October, sees the first National Open Egg Throwing Comp at the Culchie Festival, Mohill,Co. Leitrim. Events include the Throw and Catch and the marvellous Russian Egg Roulette.
Head Egg, Andy Dunlop writes "

Rock Paper Scissors - UK Championships

Sally 'Wacky Nation' Raynes has emailed Strange Games to mention that the UK RPS Championships  will take place in the JD Wetherspoon Knights Templar pub in Chancery Lane, central London on Saturday 22nd October 2011. Over 300 people are expected to take part -there are no World RPS Championships this year so this will be the big one.Everyone knows how to play the game so I'm not going to

Temper Tantrum - competition

Temper Tantrum is a game I hadn't heard of till it featured on the ITV2 series Minute to Win It.
Simply get a couple of basic plastic pedometers and attach one to each of your feet or ankles.  A velcro strap is ideal or you can sometimes get away with a couple of strong rubber bands. Set the pedometers to zero, then get down on the floor on your back and get ready to play.  
You have a minute to

Bloody Knuckles - 2 versions

I thought that I must have covered this classic and brutal childhood game many posts ago..but checking I find that I haven't!

Bloody Knuckles 1
Here, players sit down at a table across from each other. One player then makes their hand into a fist and places it on the table. The other player takes a heavy coin (an American quarter, for example), puts it flat on the table then flicks it with as

Minute to Win It sponsored by Cadbury Spots V Stripes... Press Launch

It's not often that Strange Games gets invited to the press launch of a brand new TV Game Show but on Tuesday this week I went to the launch of ITV2s new show A Minute To Win It sponsored by Cadbury Spots V Stripes. The show features two teams of friends undertaking a series of wacky challenges in an effort to win a cash prize. The show is presented by comedian and TV host Darren McMullen and the

Dancing Rock Paper Scissors

Walter 'Bloody Knuckles' Brown has written to Strange Games to tell me of his favourite Rock Paper Scissors variations.  There are many forms of this game - I have already covered Extreme RPS, RPS 101  and Bear Hunter Princess.Dancing Rock Paper Scissors still contains three throws and is different from the standard game only in how each throw is created.  
If you throw Drum and Bass then you

Indian Leg Wrestling

American Indian Wrestling is based upon pitting different parts of the body against your opponent’s one part at a time.  There are many different forms such as back wrestling (standing back to back and trying to push each other a set distance), one legged wrestling (standing on one leg and trying to push your opponent over), thumb wrestling and of course Leg Wrestling 
In Leg Wrestling two

Minute to Win it TV Show: A Game of 1 Half & Knife Throwing with Cards

This Autumn ITV2 launch a new game show Minute to Win It. The new eight-part series, in association with Cadbury Spots v Stripes campaign, sees two popular TV hosts captain groups of friends as they compete head-to-head in hilarious and bonkers 60-second challenges using everyday household objects.

One of the games they are going to play has been named A Game of One Half (see video

Ironing Board Surfing

As summer arrives and everyone migrates to the nation's beaches to sunbathe and play in the surf, body board and even surf board we at Blister Towers prefer a more unusual sporting activity - Ironing Board Surfing.  Simply borrow one of the servants ironing boards and head for the stairs.  The embedded video from students at Hertfordshire University perfectly demonstrates the thrill to be had

repost:Extreme Bucket Ball

In the excitement of writing my previous post all about games involving buckets and balls I forgot about Extreme Bucket Ball which has previously been covered in Strange Games

The game works best with smallish teams of two or three players each. Teams take it in turns to have one of their members be the Bucket Boy - this player stands in the centre of a 3m chalk-drawn circle on the floor and

Minute to Win it TV Show : Bucket Head and other fun things to do with buckets and balls

This Autumn ITV2 launch a new game show Minute to Win It. The new eight-part series, in association with Cadbury Spots v Stripes campaign, sees two popular TV hosts captain groups of friends as they compete head-to-head in hilarious and bonkers 60-second challenges using everyday household objects. You can see the official video trailer here.  But the trailer doesn't feature some of the more

The Chap Olympiad - 2011

It is time once again for the tweed based jewel in the world of strange sports - The Chap Olympiad.  The Olympiad, 'a celebration of sporting ineptitude and immaculate trouser creases'  is being held this Saturday 16th July in Bedford Square, London.  Its Past events have included Cucumber Sandwich Discus alongside the regular game of Umbrella Jousting, where chaps, and chapettes, mount bicycles

Wrong Pong

Strange Games inbox has been inundated by an email from James Michie who along with his colleagues Joe Kelly and Nicholas Wright run Wrong Pong competitions. The next one is being held as part of the Sneinton Festival in Nottingham on Saturday the 2nd of July.
Wrong Pong has been described as a combination of Ping Pong and crazy golf.  It is basically table tennis on specially designed tables

Hockern - revisited

Is it a sport, art or maybe dance? No, it's Hockern!

An email from Stephan Landshutz at SportHocker reminds me of the truly inspred sport of Hockern. So it is with no apologies that I repost a previous post on this sport. Check out the SportHocker website here for some amazing Hockern pictures. 
Germany's contribution to the world of odd games and sports is truly bizarre. Hockern (German for

Table Wrestling - revisited

My previous post on Beer Pong got me to wondering whether it would be possible to combine the narrow Beer Pong table with Table Wrestling to enjoy two strange games at once. Even if the result would be a bit of a gaming disaster it is still worth revisiting the majestic sport of Table Wrestling.  The Table Wrestling website is a delight and visiting it I found this picture showing how to enjoy

Beer Pong - New UK tournament.

Strange Games has been contacted by Ben Newham, a leading pisshead light in the UK Beer Pong scene.  He is staging a major UK Beer Pong event next Saturday the 5th of February in Cheltenham. Up to 32 teams are playing for prizes totalling £500.  Just think of how much cheap cider you could buy with that. So I thought it was about time I featured this marvelous sport. 
Beer Pong is possibly the

Mini Golf 2011 events & Midget Golf

The British Mini Golf Association 2011 event list is finalised with diminutive golfing events around the country in such hotspots of glamour as Margate, Hastings and Weymouth,  with the World Championships held in August in Stockholm.  Read the full schedule here  at and don't forget to visit the best mini golf blog the Ham and Egger Files for up to mini golf news and the Crazy World

Groin Ball

Groin Ball is a much more sophisticated testicular game than Roshambo (the brutal ball kicking game where players face each other and take turns to make unguarded kicks into the other's groin until one player gives up.  Games are usually extremely short lived.) This classic Japanese version of Groin Ball is played between two teams of two players. Each team consists of a ball thrower and a target