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  • carol, welwyn garden city
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    Do You Like to Play

    Hi Everyone

    I came across an old picture of a game played on a cruise, not quite sure what it is, but it got me thinking about games played on a cruise.

    Do you like to play games - I remember playing on Aurora once, all dressed up in formal wear! Can't quite remember what it was, but there was running around involved Not sure why I did it, I usually like to just watch! Unless it's a quiz, I usually like those, and actually won a bottle of champagne once with Bigsis, on a forum cruise Although it wasn't correct answers, it was the most common answer!

    So are you up for all the games? What is your favourite? Or do you prefer to watch, or just avoid them all!! .................................................. .............Carol

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  • Lawnmowerman, Tain
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi all
    I posted on here years ago about a golf putting competition in the foyer on Celebrity Eclipse.
    There was two yanks who brought their own putter,wore a golf glove and the polo shirt with their country club badge on,,with the diamond pattered jumper around the shoulder,they even insisted on using their own ball,,,there was these two and 10 kids,,,,a 7 year old little girl won.
    The two Americans where absolutely devastated and started making every excuse in the book,,the ship was moving,the carpet was not flat,it was difficult to read the carpet (green),it was too fast.

    It was the best game on the ship for the non playing crowd around the atrium.

    JC
    All the gear - but no idea

    LMM

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  • Smith7
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    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
    Apart from the usual quizzes, the only game I play onboard is Duplicate Briidge.

    Jill Smith's OH and I hook up on forum cruises and usually add a couple of stamps to the Forum stamp pot.
    Yes, I'm happy to be a Bridge widow on forum cruises because I don't play the game. I do like to play Cribbage with OH though, which we often do between dinner and the show.

    On all of our cruises, we join in quizzes and occasionally on Fred's cruises, I might play Bingo if it fits in with whatever else we are doing. I have noticed that on most other cruise lines, Bingo is for those that take it seriously and is usually expensive. On Fred's ships, it's just a bit of fun, cheap to take part and a time filler for half an hour.

    I've never played shuffle board, deck quoits, dolphin races etc on board ship because I'm usually involved with other activities on sea days.

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  • jc, liverpool
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    Hi all
    I posted on here years ago about a golf putting competition in the foyer on Celebrity Eclipse.
    There was two yanks who brought their own putter,wore a golf glove and the polo shirt with their country club badge on,,with the diamond pattered jumper around the shoulder,they even insisted on using their own ball,,,there was these two and 10 kids,,,,a 7 year old little girl won.
    The two Americans where absolutely devastated and started making every excuse in the book,,the ship was moving,the carpet was not flat,it was difficult to read the carpet (green),it was too fast.

    It was the best game on the ship for the non playing crowd around the atrium.

    JC

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  • PeterM, Southwell
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    Having used Celebrity pretty well exclusively for quite a few years now, I can't say I'm aware of any games being played on board. Having said that, it's nearly 2 years since I've been on a ship, so may have forgotten!

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  • Garfield, Waterlooville
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    And people talk about ships being like Butlins on Sea nowadays...

    Garf

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  • Bradbury, Coventry
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    Two others to add to the list of fondly remembered games.
    Scavenger Hunt - you would be given a list of 20 items to go and collect and you would scavenge from anyone and everyone - such items might be a blue scarf, a drinks doiley, a needle and thread, a toothbrush etc. and you would ask the crew and passengers if you could' borrow' their belonging for the game.
    Casino night in those good old days you didnt have such a thing as a Casino on board , so one night of the cruise the ballroom would be transformed with a roulette wheel black jack and gaming tables

    I do remember the race nights above - you were given a race card with all the jockeys and riders name - all fun/jokey made up names and then you bet and could win as Wilba has said
    I used to love the Fancy Dress parties - fantastic efforts made with bed sheets and boxes and all paraded around the ballroom and judged.
    And of course the Greasy pole - absolute tradition

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  • All at sea, Yorks
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    Joining in organised activities seems to be very popular and on the last day when people hand in their ‘points cards’ and prizes are handed out, theres generally quite a long queue!

    OH gets involved in all the sports activities and scans each daily newsletter for times and locations. On some sea days I hardly see him.

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  • Gill Nickson, Albox
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    When I travelled solo, I would more or less join in anything for a bit of fun - and have lot of prizes to prove it. Sadly as time went by the decent prizes were discontinued - in some cases not even a pen with the ship line on it. Personally, I consider this a bit mean, as basically passengers are amusing themselves, without the need to ship in paid entertainers.

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  • cruisewidower, pontefract
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    We were on a cruise(forgotten which one) a few years ago on a table for eight,most of whom were 70+. One of the passengers was a young guy aged 32! One of our fellow table guests was a retired accountant. He asked if anyone fancied a little game and everyone agreed.
    The game involved everyone guessing how many "different" tablets/day would the total for the whole table be. I remember the first two responders ,a husband and wife answered 17 and 18 .This made me adjust my estimate up somewhat! !The young guy went next and he revealed that he was recovering from cancer of the oesophagus , but surprise ,surprise,he was only taking 2 tablets. The winner was the person who got nearest to the finishing total ,which in this particular instance was 65. No two tables will get the same answer...GOOD GAME GOOD GAME..

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  • cruiser, Larne
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    I love quizzes and sometimes look for the paper ones often found in the library, they are like fireside quizzes. Travelling with two other couples we would participate in team quizzes but when there's just the two of us it is less fun. The first time in my life I ever played Bingo (and the last, I might add) was on a Med in the Island Escape many years ago. It was great fun but the prizes were a bit mediocre!

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  • philhar, wallasey
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    I remember the horse racing and bingo years ago,there were also Beetle drives.
    I also remember traditional pool deck games like knobbly knees, belly flop and greasy pole.
    My Dad was undefeated greasy pole champion.
    For those who don't know it a large wooden pole was strapped across the pool and liberally 'greased.
    Each contestant had to edge out along the pole with a pillow and whack the other person till someone fell off.Some people fell off before they got near their opponent!
    My Dad's technique was to wrap.his legs tight around the pole , take a few blows ,then whack the opponent hard ,when they were tired or using the element of surprise.
    He was 'retired ' undefeated by my Mum as he used to get terrible headaches from all the bashing!
    I also remember the fancy dress contest one for adults one for children, I do recall.some elaborate costumes and some that were little more than a few bits of crepe paper.

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  • Mrs M
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    Apart from the usual quizzes, the only game I play onboard is Duplicate Briidge.

    Jill Smith's OH and I hook up on forum cruises and usually add a couple of stamps to the Forum stamp pot.

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  • Yogini, Waterlooville
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    I remember playing beanbag bowls on Airtours Carousel around the Canaries. The ship wasn't too well stabilised, so it was an interesting game.

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  • carol, welwyn garden city
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    Originally posted by Wilba View Post
    The photo is of Horse Racing Carol.

    The 'horses', around 18 inches high were on a wooden plinth and attached to the cord as in the photo and then wound in by the handle. the fastest handle winder was obviously the winner.

    The photo is obviously crew probably larking about, whereas the norm was to have ladies as the 'jockey.

    It was run like a normal horse race with the passengers laying a bet with real money...............Wilba
    Thank you Wilba, I did wonder .................................................. ...........Carol

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