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    Smile Yacht Club Games

    I've have taken on social/cruising secretary at my club. I thought that the role would just involve chatting to people whilst quoffing the odd G&T, but the Commode wants a nautical themed games night. Does anyone have any suggestions that have been a success at their club?

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    I've done the following
    quizzes - got one tomorrow which I will send you later if you pm me.

    A casino night - there are plenty of people running these and it can make you a few bob.

    A race night - betting on horses.

    I have a copy of virtual skipper and if you project onto a screen you can have a knock out series - 2 at a time or even set up a ladder.

    Nothing wrong with a whist, beetle and domino night.

    Wine tasting evening - see if your local FE College will sort one for you - or a wine merchant.

    Real Ale night - pretty lethal actually!

    Depending on your athleticism and average age and heart condition - any teachers of FE lecturers should be able to get hold of a table tennis table and run a knock out comp. Students are often needing volunteering modules completing on Sport and Public Services courses - if they run you an evening it can provide good evidence for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claymore View Post
    I've done the following
    quizzes - got one tomorrow which I will send you later if you pm me.

    A casino night - there are plenty of people running these and it can make you a few bob.

    A race night - betting on horses.

    I have a copy of virtual skipper and if you project onto a screen you can have a knock out series - 2 at a time or even set up a ladder.

    Nothing wrong with a whist, beetle and domino night.

    Wine tasting evening - see if your local FE College will sort one for you - or a wine merchant.

    Real Ale night - pretty lethal actually!

    Depending on your athleticism and average age and heart condition - any teachers of FE lecturers should be able to get hold of a table tennis table and run a knock out comp. Students are often needing volunteering modules completing on Sport and Public Services courses - if they run you an evening it can provide good evidence for them.

    Or make a variant on a Race night- 4 wooden Yachts, on string, wind string round thin stick, helms sit facing backwards with string between their legs- sell boats & helms each race, tote on the races- great fun
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    Talking

    I suggested in the Lounge that the Radio 4 game show of 'Just a Minute' could be a good laugh for a club evening,or even on here; however only a couple of members here took it up. Basic rules could be :

    The chairman/umpire states a subject to be described at length for exactly one minute by a player; the subject must be of a Marine nature . During the discourse there must be no repetition of any words other than the subject item, no hesitation or prevarication/deviation from the subject.
    Any of the game players may interupt and challenge under these conditions and the clock will be stopped during the arbitration by the umpire. A success ful interuptor will gain a point for the successful challenge and if they complete the challenge with the remainder of the one minute, gaining another 5 points. A failed challenge will penalise the challenger by one point.

    Just think of the fun to be had describing the holding characteristics of the Rocna anchor, projected wind farms; correct flags to fly when visiting Cornwall. etc. etc.!


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    We've had luck with Shove Ha'penny at a games night. Other bar games like Bar Skittles are also popular and it doesn't matter of the folks are too young to have seen them.
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    I have a quiz of 50 questions that you are welcome to use. It has something of a North Wales theme for a few questions but this would easily be changed. PM me an e-mail address if you want it.
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    Default Games.

    RN wardroom games come to mind.

    (a) Priest of the Parish. Nelson played it with the gunroom the night before Trafalgar. It is an ideal part of the Lord of Misrule and is an opportunity for the plebs to take it out on their seniors. (King George VI joined in a game of it aboard HMS Implacable in 1947)
    (b) High cockalorum. Have St John's standing by, preferably with an orthopaedic surgeon.
    (c) Hunt the submarine. Again an opportunity for the pleb members to wallop the commodores.

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    Thanks for the ideas. I'm going to mark a 9 by 9 chequered board on the carpet and by using dice have a "yacht" race around the board with reefs and sailing related trival questions.

    Cheers

    Chris

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