I think it's safe to assume that this is the first game that I have ever played. It requires nothing more than two people. That's it. No board. No T.V.
No Coleco-matic 7000 with gyrating rumble pak. Nothing to plug in, and best of all, no mess to clean up afterwards. (Unless, of course, you have to change nappies
is largely considered a child
. I disagree. It is a game that can be enjoyed by two people, no matter what age group they belong to. I think this is the greatest thing since... well, actually I'm pretty sure it was around before sliced bread
, so i'm just gonna say that it's pretty gol' durn swell
is played thusly:
1. Player One places both of their hands over their eyes.
2. Player One then removes their hands from their eyes, and exclaims "Peekaboo! I see you!" (note: it is o.k. to shorten this to simply "Boo!"
3. Repeat until giggly.
Player Two will now follow steps 1-3 above, until either player loses interest. Variations of this game abound, becoming more and more complex as you get older. However, the simplest form of this game can bring delight to the most seasoned player, and can and will definitely bring a smile to their face.
History of Peekaboo:
It is said that the game Peekaboo
dates back to the early 4th century B.C. Alexander The Great
, whilst traveling through Egypt
, was suffering severe troop loss. The enemy would don the garb of Alexander's troops, and masquerade as his very own men during the night. They would then sneak in and kill Alexander's men, and run off with the camels. Alexander, who was half-drunk more than half the time, didn't know what to do. Then, one day, he came up with a plan, one which won him through this trying time. He would approach his men, cover his eyes with his hands, and then remove them, exclaiming Peekaboo!
If they did not respond with laughter, He would immediately disembowel
them. He entrusted
this method to his most trustworthy
lieutenants, all of whom he thought he could trust
. Most of them replied with quizzical stares. However, they, in turn, told their most trusted sergeants, and so on and so forth. By the end of the week, more than half the traitors were displayed on poles
for all to see, and the Peekaboo!
tradition was on it's way to full swing.
Or so I'm told.