School, Church, and Home Games eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 156 pages of information about School, Church, and Home Games.

Tit Tat Too

A diagram similar to the illustration (Fig. 1) is drawn on a sheet of paper.  Two players only can participate.  The first player marks a cross in any of the spaces between the lines; the next player makes a circle in any other space.  The object of the game is to have one of the players succeed in placing three of his marks in a straight line, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, upon the diagram.  If neither succeeds, a new diagram is drawn and the game continues.  The player making the crosses has won the game in (Fig. 2) as he has three crosses in a line.


|   |       X | O |
—–­+—–­+—–­   —–­+—–­+—–­
|   |         | X | O
—–­+—–­+—–­   —–­+—–­+—–­
|   |         |   | X
Fig. 1.        Fig. 2.

Last Match

Three piles of matches are placed upon the table.  Each pile can contain anywhere from ten to twenty matches.  The object of the game is to make your opponent pick up the last match, two players playing.  Playing proceeds by each player taking up from any one pile as many matches as he wishes.  He may take all in the pile if he so desires.  Each takes matches in turn, endeavoring to make it so that the opponent has to take the last match left on the board.

Your House, My House

A piece of string about three feet long is tied to the end of a slender stick of about the same length.  A slip knot is tied in the end of the string.  A loop about two inches in diameter is made with the slip knot on the top of the table.  All of the players excepting the one holding the stick then place the point of their index fingers on the table within the loop.  The one holding the stick, as a fish pole says, “Your house” or “My house”.  If he says “My house”, he jerks the stick endeavoring to capture the forefinger of any of the players.  He does not jerk the stick when he says “Your house”.  He endeavors to fool the others by saying abruptly, “Your house”, several times before saying “My house” and pulling the string.  The player avoiding being caught next takes the stick.

Catechism of States

  Q.—­Which is the best State for fresh pork? 
  A.—­New ham, sure.

  Q.—­Which is the best for an early summer hotel? 
  A.—­May inn.

  Q.—­In which should surgeons dwell? 

  Q.—­In which should laundrymen prosper? 
  A.—­Washing done.

  Q.—­In which do impudent people dwell? 
  A.—­Can sass.

  Q.—­Which is the best for deer-hunting? 
  A.—­Collar a doe.

  Q.—­Which is the best for locksmiths? 
  A.—­New brass key.

  Q.—­In which would you look for a morning attire? 
  A.—­Day coat, eh!

  Q.—­In which is one likely to fail in getting a drink? 

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