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Playing Pooh Sticks

Post 1

Dinsdale Piranha

Living in Sussex, I have actually played this game on the actual bridge (actually). However, I think it is most suitable for minors as the thrill began to wane after about 3 goes.


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Post 2

Demon Drawer

An angst ridden live if ever there was one. It's not the game that is important for adult players it the reverting to more innocent days. The illusion or When we were four, or now we are six.

*DD picks up a stick with two leaves on it and throws it across to Sussex where it drops off a bridge unto the stream below. He watches it disappear under the bridge*smiley - smiley

smiley - smiley


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Post 3

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

*Swiv follows suit*

'Oh looky here comes mine' smiley - smiley
I still love this game


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Post 4

Demon Drawer

You won Swiv I think mine got stuck on some stone of something.

*There is a SPLOSH on the other side of the bridge*


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Post 5

mari-rae(tee reads: (entangled in cardboard boxes, please send tape...)

I thought I was the only one who ever played this game! I grew up with Winnie the Pooh, and made sure my children were raised with it too. I didn't know there was an actual bridge that A.A. Milne based the game on. Hope Disney comes through with the money. They should after the abortions of film they created supposedly based on the books.


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Post 6

Gwennie

*Gwennie smiles sweetly at Mari-rae*

There! We learn something every day!

I used to play this with my daughter Mair on a little bridge in Hampshire.....*sigh*. She was so thrilled with it and still has the urge to play the game now she's 12 when ever we cross a bridge!

When I was a kid, we had this fantastic bridge and whole gangs of us used to race our sticks under the bridge..... Wot fun! smiley - smiley


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Post 7

Ossario T'an


And in case none of you here are aware of it, there is a version of A.A.Milnes Pooh Sticks available to play on the Internet: "Virtual Pooh Sticks" -there is a link to this website on my homepage if you scroll down a bit when you arrive. Just click on my nickname above to reach my (or anyones) homepage, if you are new to H2G2. smiley - smiley

Ossario T'an
:^)#


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Post 8

Gag Halfrunt

Good News To pooh Stickers, I saw on Blue Peter some time ago that the bridge has already started to be rebuilt, with the help of a local carpenters firm, and, inevitably some children. they are using the same bridge structure and the same kind of wood. Asif disney would unsew thier pockets to pay for it...


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Post 9

Hatman ACE

I too remember playing this game on the actual bridge in Ashdown Forest... aah so many memories. But it is not the childish, gentle game many fondly remember pooh sticks as, it is a game of skill cunning and ruthlessness.
Not for the faint hearted.


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Post 10

The Researcher formally known as Dr St Justin

I am currently playing virtual pooh sticks. All I can say is the bridge must be bloody huge, 'cos it's taking ages for the sticks to come through!


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Post 11

Ossario T'an

Hi! Justin!

Barring technical hitches with the VPS server, games can take from 1 second to 3 hours to complete. Click the "Stastics" button next time you're on. Enter any players username to view their stats or click on their name. Any underlined word is a link as well. The messageboard is a recent feature. E-mails are auto-sent to all players at start and finish of each game. If you're online when your stick returns, you can go back to play in another game and leave the other players waiting.

Ossario T'an
:^)#


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Post 12

The Researcher formally known as Dr St Justin

All becomes clear(er)!


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Post 13

mari-rae(tee reads: (entangled in cardboard boxes, please send tape...)

And things are much friendlier with two. Favorite Pooh moments anyone? The time Pooh was bringing Eeyore a birthday present, which was Pooh's last jar of honey, is one of mine. I often feel eleven o'clockish myself.


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Post 14

The Researcher formally known as Dr St Justin

I'm not too sure, 'cos it's ages since I've read them. But probably when Pooh is holding onto the balloon, and floats towards the bees' nest. smiley - winkeye


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Post 15

mari-rae(tee reads: (entangled in cardboard boxes, please send tape...)

Yes, I remember. *sigh of nostaglia* Have a Holy Brownie. I am a missionary for The Church of the True Brownie, and have been sent forth to spread the good word, which is 'chocolate', by the way. Monsy made the Brownies.


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Post 16

The Researcher formally known as Dr St Justin

Mmmm! Thanks for the Brownies! And say thanks to Monsy as well! smiley - smileysmiley - bigeyessmiley - smiley


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Post 17

mari-rae(tee reads: (entangled in cardboard boxes, please send tape...)

I KNOW I shouldn't do this, but here goes:

Thanks to Monsy as well

smiley - smiley


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Post 18

The Researcher formally known as Dr St Justin

smiley - winkeye


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Post 19

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

I like The blustery day when Piglet's house gets flooded.
And I have to admit I quite like the Disney films (well the first ones) - I just saw a talking Eeyore WOW


A lot late

Post 20

Tigger

Even though I am about 10 months too late for the conversation... Playing pooh sticks with soda cans under a bridge that has a lot of traffic on it can add some excitement for anybody who claims to be a grownup out there. If there are three playing rotate playing and catching the cans downstream , thereby not polluting!


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