Games People Play - on a unicycle

>We desperately need a few more games that can be played with 5-7 unicyclists…
>
>We have no baskets (nor giraffes) for basketball. We have no sticks for hockey.

Try it this way: use ordinary plain broomsticks for sticks - cheap and easy to
find. Since this makes the ball more difficult to hit, use a small football,
preferably a light toy one, say around eight inches across. It’s not official,
but we used to play this way and it worked well enough to give a great game.

>
>Jousting looks a little too nasty and only has two players.

Needn’t be. It’s not violent, you can’t get enough speed up and stay stable. It
usually all happens in the circling closely - strategy and sneakiness rather
than force. Use dustbin lids for shields and mops for lances. Better still
attach large foam lumps to the ends. You could always have a free for all if you
don’t want to watch.

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A group of unicyclists from the local juggling club here in Sydney have started
meeting once a month to get some space away from the jugglers to play a few
games and learn some new skills.

We desperately need a few more games that can be played with 5-7 unicyclists…

We have no baskets (nor giraffes) for basketball. We have no sticks for hockey.

We have tried Unigrid, Unicycle Tag (not in the FAQ!?) and Combat (“Last one
still up wins.”).

Jousting looks a little too nasty and only has two players.

Does anyone have any further suggestions to add to those in the FAQ?

Thanks

Julian.

Re: Games People Play - on a unicycle

At 11:56 13/11/95 CST, Julian wrote:
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>We have no baskets (nor giraffes) for basketball. We have no sticks for hockey.

The first game of hockey I played was in a school yard. Someone had left a
6-10 inch bouncy ball in the playground. We hunted around and found and found
the caretakers area and “borrowed” an assortment of sticks, pipes and bits of
wood. Not the real thing but we had a great time. I’m always amazed by what I
can do when my blood is running and I suspend rational thought. We have since
used grass rather than ice or street hockey sticks, because of cost and
availability. There is a bit of street hockey over here but not a lot of ice.

:slight_smile: Looking forward to the first Aussie - Kiwi Uni tournament

  Nelson in January?

Cheers Harold

Re: Games People Play - on a unicycle

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>We desperately need a few more games that can be played with 5-7 unicyclists…
>
>We have no baskets (nor giraffes) for basketball. We have no sticks for hockey.

try http://central.co.nz/~hjarvie/unigrid.html

Quote: ‘“You dunk the ball on the mat” “There’s only one rule?”’ It’s a game of
three halves of five minutes, a six-inch foam/rubber ball and a couple of
buckets. The ‘court’ is 10m by 15m.

Haven’t played myself, but sounds extremely silly.

John

re: Games People Play

>We have no baskets (nor giraffes) for basketball. We have no sticks for hockey.

after cheap hockey sticks? Don’t suppose you guys have ice hockey over there
somewhere close? The seasons just finished here. I visited the game nites
frequently here and colected the unwanted broken sticks and repaired them for
the Hamilton Uni members, they work really well indeed, and cost me about 64
cents each!

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Re: Games People Play - on a unicycle!

In a message dated 95-11-12 19:57:17 EST, Julian Orbach wrote:

>We have no baskets (nor giraffes) for basketball. We have no sticks for hockey.
>
>We have tried Unigrid, Unicycle Tag (not in the FAQ!?) and Combat ("Last one
>still up wins.").

You can try Hockey the way they played it in Hutchinson, Kansas since the early
60’s. Sticks are made from old unicycle (bike) tires wrapped in duct tape. Puck
is a rectangular block of rubber. Goals are boxes. These are all cheap items,
and safer than regular hockey sticks for beginner riders.

Follow the leader. Leader does tricks (doable by most of the group), follows
lines or patterns on the ground, hops over lines or cracks, or leads everyone
over bumps and difficult surfaces. This is what we used to do in the Redford
Club many years ago.

Build a jump ramp and jump over each other.

Play Sumo. Similar to combat, but using a preset or marked boundary. Object is
to knock the other rider off, or push him/her outside the boundary. I hope to
write a more detailed rules for this and put it up here and in the FAQ, but
first I have to finish a whole rulebook for the IUF. We developed our rules over
many years of scrapes, bruises and ripped clothes, and they are designed for
safety and fun!

Race. Make up alternative types of races. Let us know what you come up with!

Tennis anyone?

Stay on Top! John Foss, President International Unicycling Federation
unicycle@aol.com