operation slaps
September 3, 2003 4:02 PM   Subscribe

Hand to hand combat [note: flash]
posted by crunchland (8 comments total)
That is great. Me and my coworker just had a heated match that had surprising intensity.
posted by thirteen at 4:44 PM on September 3, 2003

Oh that brings back (painful) memories.
Was slaps a UK playground thing or do people in other countries play this too?
posted by seanyboy at 4:49 PM on September 3, 2003

i played it in new york, along with a more painful variant we called 'knuckles'
posted by dolface at 4:59 PM on September 3, 2003

Oh, no we played that in the US also. In my middle school we had two forms -- hands held out in front and slappers' hands on his thighs. (That took a little longer to reach the target but offered more opportunity for 'fakes'.)

We got a hit for each flinch and the slapper lost his turn when he missed.

I remember this game so well because it enabled me once to fit in at school. I started a new school in the 6th grade. I found out my hand speed and hand-eye coordination was just a little faster than the school "champion." The guys in the 8th grade took turns challenging me. I won all and was forgiven for being the first boy at the school to take home economics.

Yes, I am that old.

I like to say I became a Slaps champion with a seven-figure income, a line of Slaps wear, and a model spouse, but a tragic hangnail condition ended my career.
posted by ?! at 5:07 PM on September 3, 2003

Online Flash games always seem to be hit & miss (pun intended), but this one is definitely highly enjoyable. Very fun & funny. Do it!
posted by Rattmouth at 5:14 PM on September 3, 2003

awesome, and yes, i guess i'm old too 'cause this brings back memories.

as a kid i was fairly good. my 'secret' was to fake and then immediately slap. worked in this game too :)
posted by poopy at 5:44 PM on September 3, 2003

oh, and i eventually graduated to the 'big league' with the boys who used the teeth of combs... yeah, nothin' like bloody knuckles to hasten the flinch reflex.
posted by poopy at 6:02 PM on September 3, 2003

We had similar game in Finland too, only with metal combs. Quite painful, actually. Scars were visible for weeks after especially bloody rounds...
posted by hoskala at 2:02 PM on September 4, 2003

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