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Caving Games

Custards

Active member
In some of the old Aber CC magazines they had write ups of so called 'caving games' (some are admittedly just regular games). My personal favourite, and one I tried to reintroduce back to the club is known as 'Throwing Stuff'! Here is how it was introduced in the publication:

#3. Throwing Stuff

One of our favourite games, Throwing Stuff is played at nearly every social.

Rules: 1. Aim for people’s faces. 2. Don’t hit people in the face. 3. Getting Stuff in someone’s pint
glass wins you a round of applause (and a torn up beer mat in your own pint).

How the game ends: Usually when something gets broken or when Oli leaves the room.

Dangers: Throwing Stuff has been surprisingly safe (so far). We were very worried that the Belle-
vue Hotel would be angry about all that butter on their ceiling and the sprouts on the walls. But it turned out they were more concerned about getting all their Christmas decorations back.

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Also, If someone could give me an explanation of the 'fire hats' game that'd be much appreciated.
 

Pony

Active member
Bin racing. About twenty foot start to finish, only rule, both feet have to stay in the bin. I pissed off the band at Buxton Hidden Earth for organising that, no one was watching them, all out watching the bin racing.
 

mrodoc

Well-known member
No sofa rugby as far as I can see.l And what's the most outrageous thing you can do with a firework strapped to you? The last was filmed but I have never dared post it anywhere!
 

PeteHall

Moderator
My understanding is everyone makes hats out of newspaper, then sets fire to them. First one to take their hat off loses/last wins.
You make a hat for your opponent from a single piece of newspaper.
Once both hats are made, the two competitors put on the hat that has been made for them, then they each use matches to try to light their opponent's hat.
Last to remove the hat wins.
 

PeteHall

Moderator
No sofa rugby as far as I can see
It was covered in the first post as "mattress/sofa rugby". Personally, I'd consider them different games as mattress rugby doesn't result in the destruction and burning of the mattress through the course of the game!
 

Pitlamp

Well-known member
Don't know if these have been mentioned as I'm new to this topic and haven't read it.

But:

Door hanging,
Three Man Lift,
Lancaster bomber,
Beer hunter,
Spoons,
Slug balancing,
etc,
etc,

I do hope you're not going to describe how any of these are done in the book because some of them rely on the participant (sorry, "victim") being unawares.
 

Duncan

Member
High Tea: Pour tea into a mug while raising the pot higher and higher above the mug.
The Footprint Game: Run at a wall and then leap up and leave a footprint as high as possible.
 

Pitlamp

Well-known member
I'd forgotten "High Tea". A certain person used to do this from ceiling level on a table and with the mugs on the floor.

The thing was he was the cottage warden at the time and perhaps should have disapproved!

I'd better not even mention his version of a thermic la . . . no, I really mustn't.
 

hannahb

Active member
This might be covered in the list because I don't know what it's called, but what about that one where one person is on all fours, the other person sits on their back, facing backwards, and then the person at the bottom leaves their feet at the line and walks/planks forward, then the person on top does a sit up backwards and places a can or bottle as far as they can get? Teeth are at risk.
 

Pony

Active member
Mattress wrestling! Forgot about that. Ended up with with my backside through an upstairs window at Pindale Farm doing that.
 

Rachel

Active member
You make a hat for your opponent from a single piece of newspaper.
Once both hats are made, the two competitors put on the hat that has been made for them, then they each use matches to try to light their opponent's hat.
Last to remove the hat wins.

I've encountered a variation where several people have a thinly rolled stick of burning newspaper, with one end lodged in their bum crack.
 

Babyhagrid

Well-known member
I've seen Southampton uni playing a lovely game, called international cock or ball. (An upgrade to the domestic version) . Where you place either a bit of cock or a bit of ball in a little gap in your hand. And then the room has to guess which it is
 

Cavematt

Well-known member
Really glad to see Pass The Burning Box is already on the list. An absolute classic for surface digs involving a firepit (as most of ours do, to keep warm in winter or repel midges in summer). A large sturdy cardboard box has a nicely burning log placed inside and is then quickly sealed up. The box is then lobbed from one digger to another. Over the course of 2-3 minutes said box goes from smoldering, to on fire, to an inferno. The loser is the person first to wimp out of catching it and throwing it onwards. As with most caving games, a trip to A&E is a high probability!
 
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