Mess "Games Nights" invariably include such classics as "Tug of War", "Dodgeball" and the RSM/COs assault course.
1. Tug of War - no change from the original concept, however participants must remove shoes, therefore playing in socks - this is preferable on a wooden floor!
2. Dodgeball - the number of balls available are placed along the centre line. Opposing teams (usually 4 or 5 players each) must rush from the back of the "court", collect a ball and retire behind the "throwing" line. Balls may then be released in the direction of an opponent. If the ball strikes any part of an opponent's body, that person leaves the "court". However, if the ball is caught, the catcher may restore any players previously eliminated back to the field of play. Head shots are disrcretionary, but not advisable
3. Indoor Assault Course - use your imagination!!!
unpire cuts the deck, shows the card to each team then rejoins the cards
As he flicks the pack onto the carpet, go is shouted.
The winning team is the first to get the cut card to the opposing team's end.
Tape envelopes on the roof in a line moving out from the bar. 6 strong volunteer pair off, linking hands. The luck individual dives off the bar to grab and envelope and is caught. Put the odd nice prize in an envelope (win a bottle of port), the rest are drink a yard of hooch, etc.
2. Table diving.
Line up a long row of bar tables. Put a cushion on the last one. The lucky punter runs from one side of the mess to the tables. The take of line is back from the tables. The idea is to slide down the tables and place a beer mat at the furthest point.
Shell Casings - one 4.5" shell casing in the middle, all participants form a circle facing outwards. Objective is to be last man standing - you eliminate people by dragging them into the shell casing, or by causing a break of the circle - if the circle breaks both people who broke the link are eliminated
War Canoes - variation on tug of war. Teams sit down with the two front men facing each other both holding a broomstick or such like. teams form in snake and pull to try to wrench the broom out of the opposition's grasp with judicious use of feet and tearing of shirts etc. Good Laugh.
1 x new bloke preferably stupid
1 x old sweat
2 x blindfold
2 x dessert spoon
1 x soup ladel
mess full of observors
Concept of Ops,
New bloke is explained the rules that he must place the dessert spoon in his mouth, handle first, and then attempt to strike his opponent on the forehead with the other end whilst blidfolded. Each contender will alternate until a winner is decided or one opponent gives in. Oldsweat is blindfolded and handed his dessert spoon. New bloke is blindfolded and given his spoon.
Old sweat removes blindfold and takes possession of soup ladel and the order to begin is given. When it is Old sweats tirn to strike, aforementioned ladel normally finds it's target. Game continues until New bloke gives in or is rendered unconcious. Very entertaining for the rest of the mess.