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Bluffing Games Find The Ring

( Bluffing, Guessing, Hide and Seek, Mystery, Singing and Song )

The players sit in a circle holding in their hands a long piece of string tied at the ends so as to form a circle large enough to go around a small ring having been put upon this string. One player is chosen to stand in the center. The players who are seated then pass the ring from one to another the object being for the player in the center to detect who has the ring. The other players will try to deceive or bluff him by making passes to indicate the passage of the ring when it really is not in their vicinity. When the player in the center thinks he knows who has the ring he calls out the name of that player. If right he sits down and that player must take his place in the center. This game may be played by the players repeating the following lines as the ring is passed around the circle —

“Oh the grand old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up the hillago
And marched them down again.

“And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were halfway up the hill
They were neither up nor down.”

This game may be played out of doors around a bush in which case the player who is It must circle around the outside of the ring formed by the other players instead of standing in the center.

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