Sometimes, it has to be fast. Whether a spontaneously planned game night for the children, the search for a pastime with your friends, baby monitor for two rooms or the fight against boredom on a long train ride .with pen and paper, every moment can be created wonderfully.
The classic city, country, river – the extension
City, Country, River is a well-known and popular game for which you need pen and paper in addition to another player. There are almost no limits to your creativity here, with categories such as pet name, the reason for divorce, a beer brand, or something angular. Not just limiting yourself to the standard categories cheers up the game. When the table is on paper for each player, it’s ready to go. One player goes from A to Z in his head and another stops this with an exclamation and thus determines the initial letter. Then each player has to search for suitable terms for the categories with the specified letter. When the first player is finished, this is the end of the round. The next round starts when the points have been counted
Tic-Tac-Toe, Win Four, and Sink Ships
Other nice games for two are for example Tic-Tac-Toe, Four Wins, and Sink Ships.
Tic-Tac-Toe is one of the easiest games you can play with pen and paper. For this purpose, a grid with three-by-three boxes is prepared and both players alternate their symbols (usually cross and circle). The first player who manages to place his character three times next to each other, in the row, column, or diagonal, wins.
The rules of Winning Four are more complicated than Tic-Tac-Toe. The grid consists of six rows and seven columns. Then both players have to take turns coloring a field and the first one who manages to fill four fields horizontally, vertically or diagonally has won. The painted fields must not “hang in the air”, but must always “fall to the ground”. That is why it is determined in advance where the top and bottom is, and then only on top of each other can be built.
The goal of the game is to destroy each other’s fleet. For this you and your teammate need a grid with ten-by-ten boxes. One side is provided with letters, the other with numbers. You hide your own hand from the other player and enter the position of your fleet. Your fellow player also hides his fleet. Before that, you decide how many ships everyone gets. The ships must not touch each other and must not lie diagonally or around the corner. Then, players take turns shooting at the enemy fleet by specifying the coordinates, such as F7. In the event of a hit, the player is allowed to shoot again. Otherwise, it’s the other player’s turn. With the game, every boring evening can become an adventure and every boring train ride can become an exciting naval battle.
The game Cheese Boxes is about capturing the largest number of boxes. You and your opponent have a grid with five rows and five columns in front of you. Each player alternately occupies a box wall. You have conquered a box when you occupy the fourth wall, i.e. the square closes. The winner is the cheese king.
Flying around the race & satisfying the minds of the children
If you want to bring a lot of action into a children’s birthday party, a paper plane competition is excellent. This is fun and trains the children’s dexterity when folding. Here it makes sense that everyone writes his name on the plane to avoid possible confusion after take-off. Individual design can increase the fun even more. Whether the paper plane is provided with beautiful flowers or designed into a sportier model, each child can decide for himself.
Of course, not only planes can be built from paper, but also frogs, boats, hats, fish, and much more.
Drawing in the dark
Drawing in the dark or blindfolded is also funny. Each team needs no less than three players, one of whom is blindfolded. A child tells the child who cannot see whether to paint up, down, left or right. Another child tries to guess what is being painted. The faster team wins.
This is a nice game for children, but also for adults.
Who am I?
A game that you can play in pairs, or four, or seven. clean a baby swings each player gets a note on his forehead, with a real or fictitious person. You should remove all mirrors so that no one can cheat. With questions that are only answered with yes or no, each player has to find out what is written on his own forehead. The game trains the general knowledge and brings many laughs into every big and small round.
There are many situations in which it is worth having fun with pen and paper. Use the moments when you can plant happiness in the souls of your friends, children or family members. Only with pen and paper.