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Chewing Gum Contest: Tie a stick of gum in the middle of a piece of string.  Supply as many as you think will take part.  Each of a pair of contestants takes an end of string in his mouth, and at a signal begins to chew. The one that arrives at the gum first gets it.  


The Hidden Object: Send the boys out of the tent or dining hall.  Take a thimble, ring, coin, bit of paper, or any small article, and place it where it is perfectly visible but in a spot where it is not likely to be noticed.  Let the boys come in and look for it.  When one of them sees it he should quietly sit down without indicating to the others where it is.  After a fair time he should be told to point it out to those who have not succeeded in finding it, to ensure his having really seen it.  

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Talk, Whistling or Laughing Fests: The two contestants face each other in the center of the ring and upon the word "Go," start talking.  Sometimes the subject upon which they are to talk is previously announced.  When this is done, the contestants usually make a speech, so it is funnier to simply instruct them to continuously talk at each other on any subject they please.  The time is usually sixty seconds.  The rules are (1) Talk so that the spectators can hear;  (2) Do not use hands when talking; (3) Carry on as much conversation as possible with more nonsense than sense;  (4) All spectators participate in selecting the winner;  (5) Repeating same phrase more than twice disqualifies contestant. 


Prune Tug-of-War: Tie a prune or piece of candy in the center of a piece of string about five feet long.  The object of the contest is to see which one can reach the prune first by winding the string around his tongue.  The contestants are not allowed to use hands or bodies in any way. 


Rooster Fight: This is a game in which the entries battle to push each other out of the ring or off balance.  The players may place a stick under their knees or grasp their toes, ankles or better still, their shoe strings. 


Indian Leg Wrestling: The contestants lie down. As the leader counts slowly to three each player raises his inner leg (bent knees not allowed).  On count "three" the players instantly lock knees and try to roll each other over.

See Also: 

Birch Bark Indoor Games

Ripley's Indoor Games

Games for Boys

Winter Games






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