As promised (although a few weeks late…sorry), here are the games we played while on our weekend getaway in Watou. We traveled to the nearby city of Poperinge to a bar with a “witchy” theme!
We played “bar olympics” as Joe named it (reminiscent of our college bar olympic days 🙂 – a lot more beer drank then for me though)! It was girls versus guys. Here are some of the games:
Note: The games were almost all wooden and very old – no electronic mechanisms here. Growing up I was an avid Nintendo and Gameboy player, but an old-fashioned game is just SO much better!
Game 1: Throw the metal plate into the holes (as you can tell, I have NO idea what the names are)!
Here is Joe showing off the metal plates that you throw. Obviously, you want the metal plates to go down the holes on top of the structure. The first to 8,000 points wins!
Game 2: Fling your wooden pucks into your opponents area! If you look closely, you can see that there is string on each side where you would fling the wood pucks off…
This was by far my favorite! It was fast and you could not take your eyes off the game (no blinking…actually hurt after awhile)!
Game 3: Reminds of Hungry, Hungry, Hippo…basically you squeeze your air thingy to push the ball away from your area. You do NOT want the ball to land in the whole by you!
Game 4: Reminds me of bocce ball…except with HUGE heavy wooden cheese blocks as “balls.” Sorry, not the best picture, but the cement block was where you wanted your cheese block to land after thrown (the closest team gets points – up to 11)!
Game 5: Swing a rope with a ball attached to knock down the witches (again, the theme of the bar)! This game was very easy…
There were quite a few more games that we did play, that unfortunately, I do not have pictures of. We will definitely be going back as I KNOW we’ll be back to Watou this coming fall!