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Camp Games

Postby Jesse M » Sun May 05, 2013 1:41 pm

What are some fun games you play at camp?

One of my favorites is a version of tug-o-war. Two players stand on opposite rocks or stumps or a combination of the two, each player holds onto a rope that is longer than the distance between the two rocks or stumps that each player is balancing on. The goal is to pull the other person off of their perch or pull all of the slack through the rope.

Anyone have any fun games they like to play when camping?

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Re: Camp Games

Postby Vincopotamus » Sun May 05, 2013 9:17 pm

While waiting for the train at Needleton:

1.) Two players stand balancing on opposite train tracks facing one another, and try to knock each other off, either physically or by lunging threateningly. First person to touch the ground loses.

2.) Two players balancing on opposite train tracks facing the same way, and race down the tracks to a predetermined finish line (say, 10 or 20 railroad ties away). First person to cross the finish without losing balance and touching the ground wins.
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Re: Camp Games

Postby HULKHIKEGOOD » Mon May 06, 2013 6:02 am

Bags (or cornhole depending which part of the country your from). There is nothing like kicking the boots off, cracking a cold beer, and tossin' some bags after a long hike!
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Re: Camp Games

Postby susanjoypaul » Mon May 06, 2013 6:18 am

I have three games that I like to play at camp. These are the most fun after a long day of peak-bagging:

1) Set up the tent: See who can get the tent set up the fastest - my partner always wins this one! Those extending pole things just befuddle me.

2) Melt the snow / filter the water: No matter how hard I try, my partner always manages to have the water ready while I'm still fumbling around in my back for the stove / filter.

3) Cook the dinner: I have to admit, I usually give him a head start with this one, but even if I didn't I'm pretty sure he'd still beat me every time.

I'm just no good at camp games, but I am a good sport, so I'll keep on playing! :-D

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Re: Camp Games

Postby GregMiller » Mon May 06, 2013 6:42 am

susanjoypaul wrote:I'm just no good at camp games, but I am a good sport, so I'll keep on playing! :-D


I personally enjoyed various card games (hearts, egyptian rat screw, etc.) back in boy scouts. Although I imagine a game of 'never have I ever' could get pretty interesting at a gathering :twisted:
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Re: Camp Games

Postby Lemmiwinks » Mon May 06, 2013 7:05 am

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Re: Camp Games

Postby SolarAlex » Mon May 06, 2013 7:51 am

VC is the finest gambling time wasting game on this planet. always bring a deck of cards on a camping trip.
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Re: Camp Games

Postby Arkenstone » Mon May 06, 2013 8:42 am

well the 10th mtn huts all keep a deck of Uno cards so that has to be a favorite

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Re: Camp Games

Postby peter303 » Mon May 06, 2013 11:16 am

Read literature, plays, poems out loud around a campfire.
Much literature before 1900 was designed to read out loud.
Families, dinner parties read out loud in the evening before electronic media.
Silent, personal reading was not a widespread practice until well into the 1800s.

Scary Poe stories are good.

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Re: Camp Games

Postby Presto » Mon May 06, 2013 11:24 am

by peter303 » Mon May 06, 2013 12:16 pm
Read literature, plays, poems out loud around a campfire.

+1 ... The Man and I do this on camping trips.

As an alternative, there's always the challenging "cherry-pit spitting distance contest". :wft: :-"

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Re: Camp Games

Postby bohlsen » Mon May 06, 2013 11:32 am

Card's Against Humanity is a hilarious game with the right group of people.
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Re: Camp Games

Postby macgyver » Mon May 06, 2013 1:33 pm

bohlsen wrote:Card's Against Humanity is a hilarious game with the right group of people.



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