To Play Conkers:
Each player has a conker hanging
on its string. Players take turns at hitting their opponent's conker.
If you are the one whose conker is to be hit first, let it hang down from
the string which is wrapped round your hand. The conker is held at the
height your opponent chooses and is held perfectly still.
Your opponent, the striker, wraps
his conker string round his hand just like yours. He then takes his conker
in the other hand and draws it back for the strike. Releasing the conker
he swings it down by the string held in the other hand and tries to hit
his opponents conker (yours) with it.
If he misses he is allowed up to
two further goes.
If the strings tangle, the first
player to call "strings" gets an extra shot.
If a player drops his conker, or
it is knocked out of his hand the other player can shout 'stamps' and
jump on it; but should its owner first cry 'no stamps' then the conker,
hopefully, remains intact.
The game goes on in turns until one
or other of the two conkers is completely destroyed.
Here are some methods
employed to strengthen the conker:
conker in vinegar.
Bake your conker in the oven.
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