This file includes fun and games, game ABC list, B-I-N-G-O, card games, chess, darts, dominoes, hide and seek, hula hoops, pinball, pool, and swinging. Also see Sports.

Fun and Games

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Games ABC List

(compiled by Denny Davis - I am a solitaire fan so many of these are card games. Some of the others are games I played as a kid in the fifties. I welcome additions to the list.)

# - 21, 3-Card Monte, 4-Square, 5-Card Stud, 7-Card Draw, 7-Up

A - Acey-Duecey, Aggravation, Air Hockey, Anagrams, Annie Annie Over, Ants in the Pants, Auld Lang Syne, Authors, Auto Trip, Axis and Allies
B - Baccarat, Backgammon, Baker's Dozen, Balderdash, Barrel of Monkeys, Battleship, Bean Bag Toss, Beggar Your Neighbor, Beleaguered Castle, Bingo, Blackjack, Blind Man's Bluff, Blitz, Block Breaker, Blockhead, Blurt, Bocce, Bridge, Boggle, Bonkers, Booby-Trap, Bunco, Buzz
C - Canasta, Candy Land, Canfield, Carom, Casino, Cat and Mouse, Catch Phrase, Categories, Charades, Charley Over the Water, Checkers, Chess, Chicago, Chinese Checkers, Chutes and Ladders, Citadel, Clock, Clue, Coffee Pot, Concentration, Connect Four, Cootie, Crack the Whip, Crazy Eights, Cribbage, Crokinole, Croquet
D - Deuces Wild, Dice, Did You Ever See a Lassie, Diplomacy, Dodge Ball, Dominoes, Don't Break the Ice, Don't Spill the Beans, Dots and Boxes, Draughts, Drop the Handkerchief, Double Dutch (skipping), Duck Duck Goose, Ducks Fly, Dune, Dungeon, Dungeons and Dragons
E - Eagle Wing, Earth Air Fire and Water, Elevens, Euchre
F - Fan Tan, Farmer in the Dell, Fascination, Fences, Five Hundred, Flinch, Flower Garden, Flying Dutchman, Follow the Leader, Forfeits, Forty Thieves, Four Square, Fox and Geese, Freeze Tag, Frisbee
G - The Game of Life, Game of the States, Ghosts, Ghosts in the Graveyard, Giant Steps, Gin Rummy, Golf, Go, Go Fish, Gossip, Guess Who
H - Hands Down, Hangman, Happy Families, Hearts, Hide and Seek, High Low Jack, Hi-Q, Hide the Thimble, Honeymoon Whist, Hopscotch, Horse, Horse race, Horseshoes, Hot Potato, Hotter Colder, Hul Gul, Hula Hoop, Hungry Hungry Hippos
I - I Doubt It, I Spy, I Took a Trip
J - Jacks, Jacks or Better to Open, Jarts, Jenga, Joker, Joker's Wild, Juggling, Jump Rope
K - Keep Away, Ker Plunk, Kick the Can, King Row Checkers, Kings Cribbage, Kings in the Corner, Kismet, Klondike, Knaves
L - La Belle Lucie, Labyrinth, Lap Sit, Leap Frog, Left Right, Lemonade, Liar's Poker, Life, Limbo, Liverpool Rummy, London Bridge, Looby Loo
M - Mah Jongg, Marbles, Master Mind, Memory, Michigan Rummy, Mille Bornes, Minister's Cat, Monopoly, Mother May I, Mouse Trap, Musical Chairs, My Word, Myst
N - Needle's Eye, Nestor, Newmarket, Nine Mens Morris, Noughts and Crosses
O - Obstacle Course, Oh Hell, Old Maid, Operation, Osmosis, Othello, Ouija, Outburst
P - Paper Rock Scissors, Parcheesi, Party Line, Password, Patience, Payday, Phase 10, Pick Up Sticks, Pictionary, Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Donkey, Pinochle, Pit, Pitch, Poison, Pokeno, Poker, Pom Pom Pullaway, Progressive Rummy, Pyramid
Q - Quadtria, Quartet, Quiddler, Quince, Quinto, Qwitch
R - Red Light/Green Light, Red Rover, Reversi, Ring Around the Rosie, Risk, Rook, Royal Rummy, Rummy, Run Sheep Run
S - Sardines, Scattergories, Scavenger Hunt, Scrabble, Senat, Seven Devils, Seven Up, Shamrocks, Similies, Simon, Simon Says, Skat, Skip-bo, Skittles, SlapJack, Snakes and Ladders, Snip Snap Snorem, Solitaire, Sorry, Spade, Spill and Spell, Spider Solitaire, Spin the Bottle, Spit, Spit in the Ocean, Statue, Stratego, Stud Poker
T - Taboo, Tag, Tarot, Telephone, Tetherball, Three Deep, Thumb Wrestling, Tic-Tac-Toe, Tiddlywinks, Trampoline, TriBond, Tri-Ominos, Trivial Pursuit, Trouble, Truth Or Dare, Tug of War, Twenty-One, Twenty Questions, Twister
U - Uncle Joshua, Uncle Wiggly, Ungame, Uno, Uno Dominoes, Up and Down the River, Ups and Downs, Upset the Fruit Basket, UpWords
V - Variance, Vegas
W - War, Water Works, Whisper Down the Lane, Whist, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Wiffle Ball, Wolf, Wordster
X - X's and O's, Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess)
Y - Yahtzee, YoYo, Yukon
Z - Zeroes and Crosses, Zingo, Zobmondo, Zoofari

Songs about Games

Songs about Fun

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Bingo is a religion. They play it in churches . . . don't they?

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Bingo Prayer

As I lay me down to slumber
All I need is one more number
When to the big game I go
I pray the Lord I yell BINGO.

Bingo Buddies

I'm sitting here at Bingo and looking all around
at the nicest bunch of friends ever to be found.
if one is missing, you hope that they're alright,
and maybe had a special thing going on that night.
You show some pictures of your grandkids,
and hope that all agree
they are the cutest kids
and how proud that you must be.
You wish each other luck in winning a game tonight
a regular, a special, or the Jackpot you might.
We all do have our aches and pains,
And some of us have canes.
We all do have that certain smile
that goes with Bingo games.
And most of all I think you'll agree
that we are like a family.

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Card Games

Quotes About Card Games

No Deal

(Gerogie Starbuck Gailbraith)

Men will tell you, five out of six,
That women and poker should never mix.
Their knowledge of poker is always scanty.
They fool with their hair when they ought to ante.
They ask if four aces beats a flush
And how are the children? They never hush.
No, women and poker should never meet.
They think the blue chips are awfully sweet.
So they pile them up and sit there grinning
And drive you crazy and keep on winning!

Holding Hands

Last night I held a lovely hand,
A hand so small and neat,
I thought my heart would
burst with joy,
So wildly did it beat.

No other hand unto my heart
Could greater pleasure bring
Than the dear one that
I held last night--
Four aces and a king

Songs about Card Games

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Songs about Chess

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Songs about Dominoes

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Hide and Seek


(Dorothy Aldis)

I'm hiding, I'm hiding,
And no one knows where;
For all they can see is my
Toes and my hair.

And I just heard my father
Say to my mother--
"But, darling, he must be
Somewhere or other;"

"Have you looked in the inkwell?"
And Mother said, "Where?"
"In the inkwell," said Father. But
I was not there.

Then "Wait!" cried my mother--
"I think that I see
Him under the carpet." But
It was not me.

"Inside the mirror's
A pretty good place,"
Said Father and looked, but saw
Only his face.

"We've hunted," sighed Mother,
"As hard as we could
And I am so afraid that we've
Lost him for good."

Then I laughed out aloud
And I wiggled my toes
And Father said--"Look, dear,
I wonder if those

"Toes could be Benny's?
There are ten of them, see?
And they were so surprised to find
Out it was me!

Hide and Seek

(A.B. Shiffrin)

When I am alone,
and quite alone,
I play a game,
and it's all my own.

I hide myself
Behind myself,
And then I try
To find myself.

I hide in the closet,
Where no one can see;
Then I start looking
Around for me.

I hide myself
And look for myself;
There once was a shadow
I took for myself.

I hide in a corner;
I hide in the bed;
And when I come near me
I pull in my head!

Songs about Hide and Seek

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Hula Hoops

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from Christmas, Don't Be Late

(Alvin and the Chipmunks)

Christmas, Christmas time is near
Time for toys and time for cheer.
We've been good, but we can't last
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast.
Want a plane that loops the loop
Me, I want a hula hoop.
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.

Songs about Hula Hoops

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Songs about Pinball

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Songs about Pool

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The Swing

(Robert Louis Stevenson)

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

Come and swing and play with me.
For youth is innocence and we
are both free to live and dream and be.

At the Playground

(Jessica Atkinson)

Away down deep and away up high,
a swing drops you into the sky.
Back, it draws you away down deep,
forth, it flings you in a sweep
all the way to the stars and back--
Goodby, Jill; Goodby, Jack;
shuddering climb wild and steep,
away up high, away down deep.

A Swing Song

(William Allingham)

Swing, swing,
Sing, sing,
Here! my throne and I am a King!

Swing, sing,
Swing, sing,
Farewell, earth, for I'm on the wing!

Low, high,
Here I fly,
Like a bird through sunny sky;

Free, free,
Over the lea,
Over the mountain, over the sea!

Up, down,
Up and down,
Which is the way to London Town?

Where? Where?
Up in the air,
Close your eyes and now you are there!

Soon, soon,
Over the sunset, over the moon;

Far, far,
Over all bar,
Sweeping on far from star to star!

No, no,
Low, low,
Sweeping daisies with my toe.

Slow, slow,
To and fro,

Songs about Swinging

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