This is a call and response game. Here's how you start: The first player holds out the fist with the thumb up and the 2nd player says…

Notes

At the end, the players have to keep a straight face for as long a time as possible. The game ends when some one finally breaks into a laugh and receives a hard smack from the first player, or ten pinches, or both, according to the formula used in the game.

Alternate Ending:

After: Question: "Where's the rope?"...
Answer: Knife cut it.
Question: Where's the knife?
Answer: Hammer broke it.
Question: Where's the hammer?
Answer: Behind the door cracking nuts.

Same as above at the end. Each player tries to keep a serious face. Whoever smiles first gets kissed or slapped!

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Charles W. Stotler wrote:

The version in my family was slightly different and it went like this:

Q: Whose little round hole is this?
A: Mine.
Q: Whatcha got in it?
A: Bread and butter and cheese.
Q: Where's my share?
A: The cat got it.
Q: Where's the cat?
A: In the cupboard.
Q: Where's the cupboard?
A: The fire burned it.
Q: Where's the fire?
A: The water quenched it.
Q: Where's the water?
A: The ox drank it.
Q: Where's the ox?
A: The butcher killed it.
Q:Where's the butcher?
A: The rope hanged him.
Q: Where's the rope?
A: The knife cut it.
Q: Where's the knife?
A: The hammer broke it.
Q: Where's the hammer?
A: Behind there cellar door cracking nuts!

Then, in unison: A is for Apple, P is for Pear, the first one who speaks gets boxed on the ears.

Usually the sudden silence would provoke a bark from our dog…….

Comments

There are variations of this game, please email me to share your version.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Charles Stotler for sharing his family's version!

Thanks!