A childhood friend has just reminded me of a really fun game we would play if we didn't have enough time to go fishing. It was called:-


Do any of you recall playing this as children?

For some reason nobody seems to play it any more so you are unlikely to know it unless you played it yourself.

Still can't remember playing FORWARDS, BACKWARDS, SIDEWAYS?

Very well, I'll explain...

You blindfold the tallest kid in your gang and stand him in the middle of a clear space.

Another member of the gang then smacks him over the head with a shovel and you all have to quess which way he will fall - FORWARDS, BACKWARDS or SIDEWAYS.

Ah, the joys of childhood!