Your Ancestors Probably Played These 20 Awkward Party Games
Your Ancestors Probably Played These 20 Awkward Party Games

Your Ancestors Probably Played These 20 Awkward Party Games

Shannon Quinn - October 28, 2018

Your Ancestors Probably Played These 20 Awkward Party Games
During a paper sack party, people would cover their faces. Credit: ActiveRain

1. You could hide a bad hair day going to a “Paper Sack Party”.

Yet another strange 1900’s game required party guests to wear a paper bag over their head during the entire party. Each bag had a number written on it. The object of the game was to have people talking to one another without knowing who was behind the paper sack. They would have to guess the identity of the person based on the conversation. Each person had a notepad where they would keep track of who they thought the people were. One would hope that they could recognize the voices of their friends, but maybe trying to disguise your voice was part of the fun in messing with people.

 

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

Party Fun: Wholesome Party Games From Around The World. Helen Stevens Fisher. 1938.

Weird Parlor Games Played Before TV Existed. Stephen West. Listverse. 2013.

Victorian Christmas Parlor Games For Adults. Victorian-Era.org

9 Victorian Parlor Games That Sparked Romances. Joan Vos MacDonald. MentalFloss. 2016.

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