Kid’s Schooling

One of the most popular games at a party is certainly “Consequences”; it is a very old favorite, but has lost none of its charms with age. The players sit in a circle; each person is provided with a half sheet of notepaper and a pencil, and is asked to write on the top –

(1) one or more adjective, then to fold the paper over, so that what has been written cannot be seen. Every player has to pass his or her paper on to the right hand neighbor, and all have then to write on the top of the paper which has been passed by the left-hand neighbor

(2) “the name of the gentleman”; after having done this the paper must again he folded and passed on as before; this time must be written

(3) one or more adjectives; then

(4) a lady’s name; next

(5), where they met; next

(6), what he gave her; next

(7). what he said to her; next

(8), what she said to him; next

(9), the consequence; and lastly

(10), what the world said about it.

Be careful that every time anything has been written the paper is folded down and passed on to the player on your right.

When everyone has written what the world says, the papers are collected and one of the company proceeds to read out the various papers, and the result may be somewhat like this:

(1) The horrifying and delightful (2) Mr. Brown (3) met the charming (4) Miss Philips (5) in West. Minster Abbey; (6) he gave her a Bower (7) and said to her: “How’s your mother?” (8) She said to him: “Not for Joseph;” (9) the consequence was they danced the hornpipe, and the world said: (10) “Just what we expected.”

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Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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