Last night I went to sandpit #10
for some unusual games.
Aside: Hmm, I'll need some new nicknames here.
Aside2: Just realised I never wrote up Sandpit 8
, Ladybird, and Chef went then.
- We signed up for Mexican Thumb Westling, which took all night, so we didn't get to do any of the other big / outdoor games.
Instead we played some of the pick up and play games. First of we played Exquisite Corpse story. Write a line and word or two, fold over and pass on. One of these was brilliant. Two were funny, and one made no sense at all.
Then we got into a fairly large round of werewolf (about 20 people), in which Chef accused me of having hairy hands, and that I must be a wolf. I wasn't but Ladybird was, and IIRC won!
stefzilla made it to the final of Mexican Thumb Westling.
Floo, StarShirt and Ladybird were there for sandpit 10. This time they had ticketed it, and set each game to last an hour, so you could get three in. However they had sold out.
So back to the pick up and play games.
Dadaist Trivial Pursuit was surprisingly good. One person reads out a random question from a Trivial pursuit card, and the others then read out the most surreal answer on their cards.
"What colour are all snakes eyes?"
Next I rounded a few random people who were waiting 20 minutes for their game to start and tried to host a quick game of Werewolf (which I ought to explain here, but don't have time. Read more
if you want). No one there had ever played before, and I'd never hosted. It went okay, but not great. StarShirt was lynched straight off as the Villagers thought he was smiling too much, so must have just killed. He was innocent.
Then we tried to play a simplified version of Mao, a hidden rules card game, but that didn't go so well.
At this point we were thinking about leaving when the game of "Super Secret Robot Werewolf" descended on our table, so we snuck onto that. It was a Werewolf variation set on
a space ship, with crew,
super secret robots, a security officer, and a science officer with a
robot detector. StarShirt was lynched early on as the Crew thought he was smiling too much, so must have just killed. He was innocent.
I was not. For the first time ever I was a
robot. I think the highlight of the game was when someone announced that they were the science officer, and they knew who a robot was. The certainly convinced us, so the secret robots all backed up each others arguments, and convinced the crew to lynch him. At the end of the game it turned out he'd been lying anyway!
Oh and we won. 3
super secret robots took out the crew of 13.