Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Great Peg Wars

The Great Peg Wars. What are they and how did they start?

It all started quite some time ago, when certain younger members of our family discovered it is fun to sneak up behind someone and secretly clip a peg (the kind you use to hang up your washing on the line) onto someone's clothing without them noticing. Yup, that's fun alright.

The idea has often been rediscovered in our family. Sometimes you will be walking quite innocently through the family room when you see someone running away out of your peripheral vision. So you put your hand to your back or go find a mirror... and guess what? There is a peg stuck there! No prizes for guessing who the culprit was!

This evening (I'm writing this on Sunday evening) we decided it would be fun to do it in an organised fashion. So we each armed ourselves with 5 pegs (except Caleb got 6 because of his arm impediment), switched off the lights and then proceeded to rid ourselves of our weapons by attaching them to the clothing of other players.

The rules were simple. If you had a peg attached to you, you were under strict obligation not to remove it. If you managed to rid yourself of all your pegs, you called out STOP and the game discontinued. Then all players would reveal the number of weapons they still had in their possession and count up the number of pegs attached to them. The person with the least number of each was the winner.

It sounds so simple. But it wasn't. Dodging and twisting in the dark when there are three assailants coming at you from three different angles while trying to affix pegs to people (but the pegs keep falling off them because you didn't stick them on properly) is not as easy as it sounds. We had a lot of fun though. It's a cool game. You should try it.

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute! I can just imagine you going out in public to look down in horror at the numerous colorful pegs sticking out of your shirt :D It sounds like a lot of fun. ;) I bet there's a lot of giggling ;)


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