Somatic

Games involving hand motions.

Viking

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Another very simple game, with a low boot factor. No limit on number of players, but more than ten or so is not recommended.

The players sit in a circle, one person goes first. The player makes "wiggly viking horns," simply thumbs in, or near, ears and wiggles the remaining fingers for a second or two, then claps both palms together, and points them at any other player.

Thumper

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Simple game for highly energetic people. Low buzz factor.
Required supplies: people and beer.

The first thing to do is for each person to choose a hand gesture that they would like to have represent him/her during the game. Can be simple, polite, or sexually enticing, but it must be SHORT.

Taps

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An overly simple game with minimal verbal communication. Standard supplies: people, beer, and a coin for each player.

A player taps his coin on the table once to begin play to the right. The person to his right then taps his coin once to maintain that direction twice to reverse directions. When a person screws up (tapping out of turn or not tapping soon enough) he drinks.

Shoulders

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From: Gregory Pelletier <gp23@nh.ultranet.com>
Organization: http://www.nh.ultranet.com/~gp23/
To: drink@slashpalace.org
Subject: Re: Another Game

This the game of shoulders that I learned at UNH (U of New Hampshire).

Recommended: 5 to 10 players and plenty of beer.

All players sit in a circle around the room with beer in hand. Object of the game is to go around the group from 1 to 20 without messing up. If 20 is reached, someone must finish all or most of their beer. When saying a number you must tap your shoulder to the right or the left designating who goes next.

Sex-Drugs-Rock&Roll

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All players gather in a group. The object is to go through the alphabet using every letter and each player must say a word that is related to either sex,drugs, or rock-n-roll.

Whoever starts the letter must also end the letter (the leader for each round must say two words with that letter).

One Up/One Down

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From bhageman@digidesign.com Thu Dec 28 17:33:35 1995

The game is played by getting as many people as possible who have never heard of the game, and setting them all in chairs in a circle. The leader starts by saying one of the following: "one up, one down" or "two up" or "two down". This is decided by the hand position of the person who is speaking. "Down" is considered below the belt (ie: hand on knee). "Up" is considered above the belt (ie: hand on chin).

Master of the Thumb

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This game is played in conjunction with any other game during the course of the evening. It is very simple and easily adapted.

The game starts by picking the person who will be the first Master Of The Thumb. While sitting around the table having a good time, the Master Of The Thumb can, at any time s/he chooses, non-chalantly place her thumb on the edge of the table. After she has started this, anyone who notices must follow example. The last person to place his/her thumb on the table loses and has to drink, but they do become the new Master Of

Double O Seven

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Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 23:49:36 -0800 (PST)
From: "\" Q80 Style \"" 
To: drink@slashpalace.org
Subject: 007

I don't know if you got that one or not, we always play it hear in Oregon State U. It's called double O 7 (007).

it needs 4 players/drinkers, they sit in a circule. The person who starts is usually who owns the place, or who brought the beer, he/she starts saying O then points at somebody to continue, the person who got pointed at says O and points at another person (or same or himself/herself), then the person who got pointed at says 7 and points at someone, and that someone says BANG! and points.

Animals

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You begin by going around the circle. Each player chooses an animal to be. They need the action and the noise for the animal. For example, I'm usually the Elephant. I put my elbow to my nose and raise my arm, making trumpeting noises. Another exmaple is the cow (make horns on your head with your fingers and go moo).

To play the game, whoever starts makes their animal action and noise, then that of another player. That play then does their animal, followed by someone elses. And so on. Easy to learn, works best with 6-8

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