This entertaining little book was first published in 1923. The author wrote it with the intention of its contents providing amusement at parties for both children and adults. Its success was proven by demand, with several republications at that time. The books one hundred and eighteen pages contain over one hundred games and other amusements guaranteed to suit all tastes, from those of very young children anxious to play some quiet simple game, to those of adults who have not forgotten that the best way of warding off old age is to "think young." Many of the games and tricks are illustrated with simple and easy to understand black and white illustrations. This book will prove a boon to frustrated parents seeking to keep their children occupied on inclement days, school holidays and party days. What child, or even adult could fail to be entertained and intrigued by thought reading, age guessing, jumping eggs, magic matches, edible candles, blindfold driving, cock fighting and many other period games and tricks. Although the book was penned over eighty years ago and was aimed at the pre-war family without influence of television and computer, its contents, when utilised at the appropriate time cannot fail to amuse and mystify. READ BOOKS specialise in Facsimile Reprints of 19th and 20th Century books that are both informative and amusing. These are published in affordable, high quality, modern editions using the original text and artwork.