Great game – a camp classic! Bear with the long description, it’s worth it!
Everyone must either lie on their stomachs with their hands in front of them or sit at table with their hands in front of them, in a circle. Either way, have your hands ready to slap a flat surface.
Once everyone places their hands directly on the table or ground in front of them, move your right hand in between the person to your right’s hands. This create an alternating hand pattern. So, looking down onto the group the hands would look like this:
(From left to right) My LEFT hand, then the person on my left’s RIGHT hand, then the person on my right’s LEFT hand, then my RIGHT hand, and so on. Although it is hard to describe, it’s a really simple set-up…
To start, one person calls out the tapping direction, either Left or Right, and starts slaps their hand once on the ground/table. The hand closest to the first slap, in the named direction, slaps the hand, then the next closest, and so on.
If hand A slaps, hand B can either single slap or double slap. A single slap keeps the slap going in the correct direction, a double slap sends the slap in the opposite direction.
If someone slaps out of turn, they must remove that hand. All other hands stay where they are. When both hands are out, that person is out of the game.
The game is over when there are two people left.
Try and go faster as the game progresses. If you make a mistake, then you leave the circle.