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Disclaimer: I am posting this for fun and because people enjoy reading about these things. If you choose to play any of these games then you do so at your own risk.
How to Play
- Credit to scary for kids.
- Originated in Mexico.
- Has become a popular recently, even though it is claimed this is an old game.
- Also known as Charlie Charlie, Six Pencils or Charlie Charlie Challenge. There are two versions, one is a solo game and the other can be played with a friend.
- Similar to ouija.
- You may either be contacting the spirit of a young boy or a demon.
Equipment (solo play, Charlie Charlie)
- Two pencils and a piece of paper. I know, I know; how are you supposed to find such exotic ingredients?
Steps (solo play, Charlie Charlie)
- Draw two lines on your paper to form a cross (see the main picture above).
- Write ‘yes’ in top left and bottom right corners of the cross, write ‘no’ in the remaining spaces.
- Use the two pencils to form a cross, as in the above picture.
- Out loud, say, ‘Charlie, Charlie, can we play?’
- A pencil should point to either yes or no.
- If the answer is yes then you may proceed. Ask questions which will be answered in the same manner as the previous one.
- To end the game simply say, ‘Charlie, Charlie, may we stop?’ You must continue until you receive a yes answer. Once this is received, say, ‘goodbye,’ because you’re not a rude pig (are you?) and remove the pencils from the paper.
- Burn or destroy the paper.
- Get on with your life.
Equipment (two people, six pencils)
- Six unsharpened pencils.
Steps (two people, six pencils)
- Each player should take three pencils.
- Arrange them to form three sides of a square (as above). The ends of the pencils should touch and each of you should touch the tip of the unsharpened pencils (or you could just play Twister).
- In unison, say, ‘Charlie, Charlie, can we play?’
- If the pencils move inward, the answer is yes. If the pencils move outward, the answer is no. If one side should move inward, the other outward, then the answer is maybe. Up means yes, down, no. To think, the magic 8 ball seemed vague.
- To end the game follow the steps stated above in the solo play version. This time, drop the pencils to the floor afterwards and then bury them, broken, in the earth.
Erm, lead poisoning?
Would I play?