Kim’s Game

responding to Denise’s Six Sentence Story using the word ‘ Elastic ‘.

Serena, turned off the TV, forcefully proclaiming her boredom, making Grandad, close his Kindle, smile at Serena and say ” How would you like to play a memory game, it’s fun to play as well as good exercise for your mind”.

Grandad, asked Serena to remain seated while he searched the house for objects to use in the game, and shortly returned with a tray covered by a towel.

” This is a game we used to play in the boy scouts, it’s called Kim’s game after a book by Rudyard Kipling, I’ll give you a minute to look at seven objects and you have to try and remember them”.

” When we played this in the boy scouts, the scout leader would always include a chocolate bar, and the boy who guessed the most objects received the chocolate bar as his prize”.

Grandad, removed the towel from the tray, revealing seven objects hidden beneath, and set his phone timer for one minute.

The minute passed all too quickly for Serena, but when the objects were again covered by the towel she excitedly managed to name six of them, only forgetting to name the elastic, but still claiming the Mars bar for her prize.

Kim’s Game is a game or exercise played by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, the military, and other groups. The game develops a person’s capacity to observe and remember details. The name is derived from Rudyard Kipling‘s 1901 novel Kim, in which the hero, Kim, plays the game during his training as a spy. Source: Wikipedia.

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Born Stepney, London, England. Emigrated to Canada. Married, two children, six grandchildren. Retired. Conservative and cultural catholic. LOVE soccer. Tottenham Hotspur. Read historical and fantasy fiction..

24 thoughts on “Kim’s Game

  1. Excellent game! And I bet more difficult than some of us would admit, lol
    It is especially nice when the “older” generation shares games and ideas perhaps left by the wayside in our techno centric society. A sweet moment of bonding between granddaughter and grandfather.
    Engaging Six, Len 🙂


  2. A great reminder that memory games do not have to be bought in a store, but can just be played using household objects. Another twist could be using objects that had some family story to go along with them.
    I haven’t eaten a Mars bar in many years.
    A very enjoyable SSS.


  3. what a bracing game… in terms of realizing how often we do not spend the time (or make the effort) to take note of the details in the world around us…
    challenging Six this week, fun, too


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