thumb-wrestling works like this: 2 players put the fingers
of their right hands together, then form a fist keeping the
thumbs up. The player who first manages to tie down the other's
thumb and hold it tight wins.
case a referee is present he or she will mark the winner's
thumb with chalk. The winners raise their hand.
2. Multiplayer Thumb-Wrestling
is possible to put together three hands of three players who
want to indulge in thumb-wrestling. A nodal network is formed.
In a game of three, the player holding tight the thumb which
is furthest down is the winner. All other thumbs (further
up) have a walk-over for the two thumbs furthest down are
humans have two hands the left hand can be used to connect
even more players to the network. Thus, various possibilities
up before the wrestling. Only practice safe wrestling!
4. Fair Play
violence, please! We compete but we do not fight. Understood?
The hands are to be kept as still as possible. Clipped nails
are extremely helpful. No lubricants.
you host a Multiplayer Thumb-Wrestling event please announce
it at monochrom (email to thumb(at)monochrom(dot)at)
or post it on Twitter (#mMMTw).
We would really like to know what's happening. We don't want
to keep you in check or anything, but we are really interested
in documenting where the idea will end up.
your wrestling-competition, please send some pictures for
players put together their right hands to form a big knot.
The more players will join in the harder it gets to really
play. Recommended for the farewell lap.
chain of players. The players get in two lines, facing each
other. Then everybody takes a step to the right so that they
can grab the hands of their two opposing neighbours.
the chain. Only closed. This pattern may only be built by
an even number of players. Half the players form a circle
facing outside back to back. The rest connects the players
in the middle by clinging to them from outside. Originally
'Token Ring' is a network topology by IBM (circulating packets).
players form a knot in the middle with their right hands.
More players connect to their left hands, three chains are
formed. At the end of each chain again knots of three players
Peer to Peer
many three-player-knots as possible are built. Then these
knots are connencted via the players' free left hands.
architecure! Right hand build a threesome circle, left hands
above with thumbs down. Looks just like the Deathstar reactor
from 'Star Wars'.
comparison: the original reactor (ripped off here: http://www.theforce.net/swtc/ds/)
chain formed by sticking the hands between the legs. Please
take care not to fall over and hurt your heads!
left thumb down and put left hand in right. Build knot with
players and referee-directives