Hand game

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Mushi-ken, a Japanese hand game (1809)

Hand games are games played using only the hands of the players:

  • Tic-tac-toe
  • Chopsticks (sticks)
  • Heads-Tails Cricket
  • Clapping games
  • Mercy
  • Odds and evens
  • Pat-a-cake
  • Red hands (or hand-slap game)
  • Rock paper scissors
  • Thumb war (or thumb wrestling)
  • "Where are your keys?" (language acquisition game)

Less strictly, the following may be considered hand games:

  • Bloody knuckles
  • Jacks
  • Knife game
  • Spellbinder
  • Stick gambling
  • String games, such as cat's cradle

These three were added but are most likely variations of Pat-a-cake.

  • Lemonade
  • Slide Slippery Slide
  • Mary Mack


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