One Brown Bear

This party game is great for sleepovers, and also good to play in the bar as a drinking game. It's good for holidays, maybe Apres Ski. You can also have a laugh on a long car journey if you've got the right people ;)

WHY IT'S GOOD
It's great because it's a tongue twister. You get a load of funny confusion.

GET READY
Just get everyone in a circle, or around a table, and explain the rules.

PLAY
It's simple. One person (the leader) starts and says the first line.
Going to the left, everyone in the circle just repeats what the leader said.
Use the lines from the list below.

After everyone has said the first line, the leader just adds another.
Keep going until all ten sentences have been said. If you mess up you take a forfeit.

USE THESE LINES
You might want to print them out.

1. One brown bear.
2. Two fat ducks.
3. Three running hares.
4. Four fat females fixing for a fight.
5. Five silly skunks sitting on a stump.
6. Six Sicilian sailors sailing the seven seas. I'm the son of a Sicilian sailor.
7. Seven sock cutters cockily cutting socks. I'm the son of a sock cutter.
8. Eight fig pickers frolicking through the fields. I'm the son of a fig picker.
9. Nine neon nuns nestling in a nut hut. I'm the son of a neon nun.
10. Ten tall Texans telling ten other tall Texans tall tales. I'm the son of a tall Texan tale teller.

As you can tell it is very hard to repeat all that under pressure! Enjoy.

ALSO TRY THIS VERSION

1. One brown bear.
2. A couple of ducks.
3. Three trees growing tall.
4. Four fisherman fishing for fish.
5. Five frenchmen french frying french fries.
6. Six sexy samplers sampling some cider.
7. Seven siamese sailors sailing the seven seas.
8. Eight elongated alligators elevating elevators.
9. Nine naughtly nut nibblers nibbling on some nuts.
10. Ten truant tart tasters tasting the tarts that the tart tasters tested.



IF YOU LIKED THIS GAME
...then you will love

- The Camera Game
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Impossible th st you invented it in 88 I played it at a wedding in 84



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We used to love this game. Very drunk very quickly. Lol
7 slit sheets slit by slippery Sam the sheet slitting slitherer.



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1 red lobster
2 cute cats
3 brown bears
4 running hates
5 fat females sitting sipping scotch smoking cigarettes
6 slosh sloshed sailors sloshing slosh
7 siamese sailors sailing the seven seas
8 Albanian alligators eating Albanian grapes
9 nanook natives nibbling napoleon's nipples
10 I am not a fig plucker nor a fig pluckers son but I'll keep plucking figs till the fig pluckers comes.



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One duck.
Couple hens.
Three brown bears.
Four running hares.
Five fickle females feeling physically fit.
Six simple Simons sitting on a stump.
Seven Sicilian sailors sailing the seven seas,
Eight egotistical egoists, echoing egotistical ecstasy.
Nine nude nymphs, nibbling, nipping, and nymphing.
Ten... Im not a fig plucker, but a fig pluckers son, and I'll pluck figs 'till the fig plucker comes.



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None of those are right. Got this version from my dad who played this in the 70's and 80's.

1 red hen
2 cute ducks
3 brown bears
4 running hares
5 fat females sitting sipping scotch and smoking cigarettes
I slit 6 sheets, 6 sheets I slit, upon 6 slit sheets I sit
7 Siamese sailors sail the 7 seas
8 enormous elephants ate 8 of eds excellent etchings
9 cunning runts
I'm not a fig plucker nor a fig pluckers son but I'll pluck figs till the fig plucker comes



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I used to play this game with the British tourist while living in Estartit Spain in the late 80's.

1 fat hen,
a couple of ducks,
3 brown bear,
4 running hares,
5 fat females,
6 simple Simons sitting on a stump,
7 Siamese sailors sailing the 7 seas,
8 egotistical egotists easing in and out of existence,
9 nibbling nibbleons nibbling on nickels nuckles and nicotine,
10 one smart fellow he felt smart two smart fellows the both felt smart.

We used to play this game at the Surf bar, very good time was had by all.



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One fat hen
Two cute duck
Three brown bear
Four running hare
Five fat females sitting sipping scotch and smoking cigarettes
Six sexy Siamese sailors sailed the seven seas
Seven sloppy slop shooters sloped up the shop
Eight elevated elephants elevated up the elevator
Nine nifty nitwits knitting nasty knots
Ten, I’m a fig picker, I’m a fig pickers son. I’ll pick figs until the fig picker comes.



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Try this one...
1 red hen, A couple of ducks, 3 brown bears, 4 running hares, 5 fat females fisting for a fight, 6 simple simons sitting on stumps, 7 sasealion sailors sailing the 7 seas, 8 cocky sock cutters cockily cutting socks, 9 sleasy sheet slitter sleasily slitting sheets , 10 pleasent pheasant pluckers pleasantly plucking pheasants...



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My Dad taught my sister and me this version when we were young
1. One Fat Hen
2. Couple Duck
3. Three Brown Bear
4. Four Running Hair
5. Five Fat Females Sitting On A Fence
6. Six Slimy Sicilian Sailors Solemnly Sailing The Seven Seas
7. Nifty Newts Niftily Nibbling On Gnats, Knuckles, and Cigarette Butts
8. I Slid A Sheet, A Sheet I Slid Upon A Slidded Sheet I Sit
9. I Am Not A Fig Plucker Nor A Fig Plucker’s Son, But I’ll Pluck Figs Unto the Fig Plucker Comes.
10. One Man, He Felt Smart. Two Men, They Felt Smart. Three Men, They All Felt Smart.



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one red hen, two cute cats, three brown bears, four running hares, five fat females sitting sipping scotch smoking cigarettes, six sloshed slosh-shooters sloshing slosh, seven sexy sailors sailing the seven seas, eight algerian alligators eating albanian apes, nine nanook natives nibbling napoleon's nipples, ten...



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sara

one fat hen
two fat hares
three brown bears
four long hairs
five frustrated females fraternizing on a fence post
six sexy sailors sailing the seven seas
seven naughty gnats napping in a gnats nest
eight elongated elephants elevating up an escalator
Nine naughtly nut nibblers nibbling on some nuts.
Ten truant tart tasters tasting the tarts that the tart tasters tested.



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Ours once again was slightly different. Lancaster University '93: 1 fat hen and a couple of ducks, three brown bears, four running hares, five fat females fixing for a fight, six sicilian seaman sailing the seven seas, seven sheep shearers busily shearing sheep, eight sock cutters cockily cutting socks, nine Nigerian Nigresses naughtily knitting noras, ten square cut punts not punts cut square but square cut punts. Loved it



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Try this version:

1. One brown bear.
2. A couple of ducks.
3. Three trees growing tall.
4. Four fisherman fishing for fish.
5. Five frenchmen french frying french fries.
6. Six sexy samplers sampling some cider.
7. Seven siamese sailors sailing the seven seas.
8. Eight elongated alligators elevating elevators.
9. Nine naughtly nut nibblers nibbling on some nuts.
10. Ten truant tart tasters tasting the tarts that the tart tasters tested.



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Here's the way I played it back in 1983

One brown bear
Two red hens
Three lame ducks
Four fat frogs
Five friars feasting on a fowl
Six slimy serpents sitting in the sand
Seven - I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, upon a slitted sheet I sit
8 - A box of biscuits, a big box of biscuits, a big biscuit mixer
9 - I'm no fig plucker, I'm no fig plucker's son, but I'll pluck figs until the fig plucker comes.
10 - One smart fellow, he felt smart, two smart fellows, they both felt smart, three smart fellows, they all felt smart



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One fat hen.
A couple of ducks.
Three brown bear.
Four running hare.
Five fat fickle females sitting sipping scotch.
Six simple Simons sitting sideways on a stump
Seven Sinbad sailors sailing the seven seas.
Eight egotistical egotists echoing egotistical ecstasies.
Nine nude nibblers nibbling nuts, gnats, and nicotine,
I never was a fig picker or the fig picker's son but I'll pick the figs till the fig picker comes.
You bet your sweet a** I'm a turtle.



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This is close to the version I learned. We called the game "turtle"

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Pharmd167

Very nice site!



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1 red hen
2 fuzzy ducks
3 brown bears
4 running hares
5 Fabulous Females, sitting sipping scotch smoking cigarettes
6, I slit six sheets upon six slit sheets i sit
7 siammes sailors, sail the seven seas in a sailboat
8 enormous elephants elongated in an elevator
9 Im not a pheasant plucker and Im the pheasant plucker son, Im only plucking phesants till the pheasant plucker comes.
Gooo Skamania



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Ha ha this game sounds fab. Will try it out at my party tomorrow.



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yet another version from a frat house in the early 1990's from Kentucky 1 fat hen, a couple of ducks 3 brown bears, 4 running hares, 5 fat females, 6 simple simon sitting on a fence tryin to make a dollar out of nintey nine cents, 7 sinbad sailors sailing the seven seas, 8 egotistiocal egotiists echoing egotistical ectasies, 9 nibbling nymphomanics nibbling nibbling nibbling on gnats and nicotine, Iam not the fig plucker nor the fig pluckers son but i'll pick figs till the fig plucker comes



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I love this game but I heard it as 1 fat hen, A couple of ducks, 3 brown bears, 4 running hares, 5 fat females, 6 simple simon sitting on a stump, 7 sicilion sailors sailing the seven seas, 8 egotistical egotists echoing egotistical ectasies, 9 nubian nubes nibbling nibbling on nats knuckles and nicotine, I wish I was a fig pluckers son a fig pluckers son so I could pluck figs 'til the fig plucker comes.



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mrs puggsy wuggsy has a square cut punt not a punt cut square Suisse ski resort of chambery 1989



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We played this version around 1978 or 1979 in the USA: 1 fat hen..a couple of ducks..3 brown bears..4 swift hares..5 fat females..6 simple simons sitting on a stump..7 sinbad sailors siling the 7 seas..8 egotistical egotists echoing egotistical ecstasies..9 nude nubians nibbling nibbling on nats knuckles and nicotine..I wish I was a fig pluckers son a fig pluckers son so I could pluck figs 'til the fig plucker comes.



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One fat hen, couple of duck, three brown bear, four running hare, five fat fickle female sitting sipping soda, six simple simons sitting on a stump, seven sinbad sailors sailing the seven seas in a sloop, 8 egotistical egosits echoching egotistical extaucsys....



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we played a similar one in the 1970's ..but I seem to remember "8 ectopoctables(spelling) eating an eggplant.



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We played this in 1980 at UNI, Cedar Falls, IA... Could never remember past Two fuzzy ducks... Nice to know that it's still being past around.



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Heard a different version:

1 One red hen.
2 Two brown bear.
3 Three running hare.
4 Four French Fishermen Fishing in the sea.
5 Five elongated elephants elevated in an elevator.
6 Six Siamese sailors sailing the seven seas.
7 Seven sheet slitters saying "the sheets are slit! Who slit the sheets?"
8 Eight fig pluckers saying "we're not fig pluckers, nor the fig plucker's sons, but we'll pluck figs 'till the fig plucker comes."
9 Nine noble knowing nannies, knowing nothing about knitting, knitted ninety nighties nicely.

Might be more, I can't remember...



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**** you invented this game. i played it at cubscout camp in 1986.



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The way I heard it from a Brit, the last line for the sequence from the Jun 22 comment goes something like this...Mrs. Puggsly-Wuggsly has a square-cut punt, not a punt-cut square, but a square-cut punt.



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This will be hard to belive, but this game was invented in my house in Atlanta, USA in 1988. If anyone is interested in the story or can tell me how they heard about it please email me at cbradfly@u2.com. I lived in London for 6 months in 1991 maybe I spread it there.



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i know a different version of the same game...

one brown bear

couple of ducks

and 3 fat hen

4 running hares

5 fat females fixing for a fight

6 sicilian seamen sailing the seven seas

7 cocky sock cutters cockily cutting socks

8 happy sheet slitters happily slitting sheets

(9) im not the pheasant plucker im the pheasant pluckers son, im only plucking pheasants until the pheasant plucker comes

(10) how many cans can a cannible nibble if a cannible can nibble cans

its a very good game! theres another called fuzzy ducks.. but i cant remember it



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I learned it in 1968 at rush parties at University of Denver.

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