#7 FIRE DRILL CARD GAMES
Fire Drill card games are a test of your skills and hilarious fun all at the same time.
Most card games are played in pairs of two or groups of four. These games can be played with the same rules as normal except for one little teeny tiny itsy bitsy addition – you will have timed rounds and you’ll switch seats to take over your opponent’s hand. This is a test of your gaming skills as you complete the round with a new set of cards to work with.
You will need playing cards, a kitchen timer (or any other form of timer i.e. cell phone, stop watch) and scoring pad if your game calls for keeping score.
Pick the direction in which the players will move. (Right or left.) Set the timer to three minutes (or any odd number within reason…5 minutes, 7 minutes) or whatever agreed upon timed duration. All other rules of the card game remain the same. Begin your game and end the game as usual.
Here are a few easy card games to get you started.
War (2-4) players per game
Speed (2 ) players per game
Go Fish (2-6) players per game
Or any other card game you choose.
This can be fun with partner games like Spades or Crazy 8’s.
Whichever card game you choose just set the timer, start the game and have a ball!
I would love to hear from you on which card games you played and how much fun you had or how crazy did the game get! Leave me a comment below! I look forward to hearing from you!!!
#6 BINGO PARTY
Bingo by any other name is still Bingo, unless you play it the way I am suggesting… then it is Extreme Bingo!!!
All you need is a regular Bingo game set and people who want to have a lot of fun! Extreme Bingo can be played several different ways.
Mingle Bingo – Mingle Bingo is a fast paced sharp-eyed version of the game.
The object of the game is to make B-I-N-G-O no matter which board you are playing on. Players will be asked to switch from their bingo board to any other bingo board that is available. In effect switching seats or “mingling.” The players will have 7 seconds to switch seats before the caller resumes calling the bingo game.
You will set up your bingo paraphernalia as usual… chips, cards, table and chairs. The Functionaries will be the Bingo Caller and the Time Keeper/Watcher who will ring the bell or blow the horn every one minute interval. Once all bodies are in motion the Time Keeper/Watcher counts backwards from 7 until he/she reaches “ZERO.” Once zero has been reached the Bingo Caller will resume calling the game. These shenanigans will continue until one person had made B-I-N-G-O! And of course, you should verify the card to make sure the truth is being told. THIS IS A VERY COMPETITIVE VERSION OF BINGO! EXPECT TO GET A “LITTLE” WARM!
I would love to hear from you on how your Extreme Bingo party went! Leave me a comment below! I look forward to hearing from you!!!
#5 Use Your Talents: Crochet Or Knit Items
(scarves, hats bags, throw blankets, footy booties, etc...)
Here is one of my favorite quick pieces to make. Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf! Check out the tutorial video from Crafty Gemini!
Here is the link of the tutorial that will be helpful in showing you how to make this easy infinity scarf. This is the Crafty Gemini on Youtube.com. https://youtu.be/xEiRkPpOBMk
You can also find “How-To” books at your local library and online videos of other crafty folks who love this medium of creating gifts. (youtube.com)
You may have family members who have great knowledge about how to create some of these handed down arts. In my book I have more resource sites with FREE patterns and directions. The knowledge is out there…
You can purchase my book here.
My FAVORITE Crochet and Knitting tutor is Mikey from the Crochet Crowd. He has BEGINNER tutorial videos for crocheting and knitting. Step into the world of handy craft with Mikey! You can check out ALL of his videos on his YouTube channel.
I would love to hear from you on how you used your talents to create amazing crochet and/or knit projects... especially this arm knit scarf! Leave me a comment below! I look forward to hearing from you!!!