Sunday, July 12, 2009

Eye Spy... favourite childhood party game

image from here

It's kind of a party game. Did you play sardines?

For those not in the know it is more or less hide and seek. When you find someone, you have to hide with them, so you end up with a lot of people crammed into one hiding spot.

I actually can't remember exactly how it works. I think there are the people who hide, a bunch of designated "sardines" and probably an ultimate "seeker"- if they find you, you all have to run to bar... or something like that.

It is one of those games where each suburb has it's own version- and probably gets a rule change mid play from a disappointed alpha kid.

More Eye Spy over at Cindy's place. Thanks Kirstie for the theme! Twas a little trip down memory lane.


Christina Lowry said...

We never played this! :(

Have you ever read "He died with a felafel in his hand"? There is a story in there about a group of drunken goths playing this game. Very amsusing! :)

Cindy said...

I haven't played this one either, perhaps we need to together with Chirstina and have a round

Gina said...

That is a seriously funny photo!!

Erin said...

I know sardines quite well. But I grew up in the country and I only have two sisters, so it was usually a pretty lame game, which more than usually ended in a squabble.

HOWEVER - that picture of the fish with heels make me choke on my coffee it's so funn.