Games Database

Hawser Tug


A long rope fastened in a chain sinnet with the two end fastened together to form a loop,
A six foot (2 metre) loop is about ideal.

Game Description

Split the players into two equal teams. Each team number themselves 1 to n and sit on opposite sides of the hall. An attempt should be made to even out the opposing players, so each of the teams may want to number off, shortest to tallest.

The Rope loop is placed in the middle.

A Leader calls a number and the Scout with that number attempts to get the rope loop back to their original seat.

Continue the game until all the player have had one turn.

This game is an alternate to Tyre Game, but because the rope loop is bigger it has the advantage that several numbers can be called at the same time.