While away on an expedition a few weeks ago, I managed to find enough props about to have a game of Nurdles. The group I was with had never heard of it - yet I was playing it in the early eighties, most break times. For the uninitiated; Nurdles (well the version I recall anyway), is a game of skill, whereby you atempt to knock a can off of the top of a pole (cut down 12 x12 pole is ideal) with a lump hammer. The pole is normally placed into soft ground, and the can placed on top; Compo cheese was always the favorite due to its weight, although a tin of beans can also be used. Points are awarded as follows for an underarm throw from about 25 feet: Ground thump (ie hammer lands on ground and shock of impact dislodges can) - 1 point Shaft to pole (Shaft of hammer hits pole and dislodges can) - 2 Points Head to pole (Head of hammer hits pole and dislodges can) - 3 Points Shaft to Can (Shaft of hammer hits can directly and dislodges can) - 4 Points Head to Can (or Nurdle!) Head to Can (Head of hammer hits can directly and dislodges can) - 5 Points I'd be interested in any variations of details such as height of pole, weight of hammer, distance from pole etc.... Watch this space for more details of Army Nurdling Championships!!