Hunt the Thimble
A really good game for both young and old. To play it, send everyone out of the room except the person who is going to hide the thimble – a silver or better still a gilded one. Place it so that everyone may see it without moving anything then ask all to come I, and hunt for it.
If one should see it, he must NOT CALL OUT “There it is” but must pass on without saying a word and sit down when he came to a chair.
All this sounds very simple, but it is not so easy to find the thimble if it is hidden with a little thought
You can have the piano playing if you please, softly when no one is near the thimble, and loudly when close to its hiding place. But the game is, perhaps, best played without any music. Those failing to find the thimble will pay a forfeit.