Conkers - a school yard game from the UK


Conkers are the seeds from Horse Chestnut trees. They are usually found around September.

Make a hole through the middle of the conker and thread it on a string. Take it in turns to attack your opponent's conker with yours (one swipe each). The winner is the person who successfully knocks the other person's conker off their string.

CAUTION!! A word on safety - Make sure the conkers are held at arm's length to avoid being hit by a rebounding 'smasher'!

Contributed by:
Liz Watts
Girl Scouts of Tres Condados Council, California, USA
Former Brownie Guider and County Hillwalking Adviser, UK


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This page last updated December 17th, 1999