For this game, you will need:
1 deep barrel-shaped swimming pool,
3-4 50kg weights
A number of nephews, nieces and other
Some short lengths of rope
Choose a sunny day, preferably near a
fairground. Set up the game by
swimming pool, playing some suitably
fairgroundy brass band music, and
forming an orderly queue.
Next, attach the uncles to the 50kg
weights using the short lengths of rope.
Suspend the weights over the barrel of
water, then release, making sure the
uncles don't bash their heads on
the side as they submerge.
Each contestant is given 1 minute to use
their powerful jaws to 'bob' for uncles.
No hands allowed - these must be held
behind the back.
The winner is the contestant who
successfully retrieves the most uncles.
Should a contestant actually retrieve their
own uncle, an extra prize may be
Alternative versions of the game include:
blindfolding the contestants, blindfolding
the uncles, using apples or other orchard
fruit in place of the uncles.