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submitted by Linda Becnel of MarketWriter NonProfit Consulting on April 14, 2002

Size: Two or more players--Up to 6

Equipment: Wallhooky game, consists of a line, ring, and hook. Cheap to buy & easy to assemble.

Objective: "Wallhooky" has been around since the 1700's in the Caribbean and is making a resurgence, particularly in Florida for seniors, as a fun indoor/outdoor activity. For Senior Citizens, Wallhooky encourages and improves, Indoor/Outdoor Socialization, Team and Role Play, Eye-Hand Coordination, Low-Impact Play Therapy, corekeeping and Cognitive/Memory Work, Contagious Laughter, Even the History of Wallhooky (and cute lingo) can encourage some "piratical role-playing."

Wallhooky encourages:
Indoor/Outdoor Socialization
Team and Role Play
Eye-Hand Coordination
Low-Impact Play Therapy
Scorekeeping and Memory Work
Contagious Laughter

Even the History of Wallhooky (and cute lingo) can encourage some "piratical role-playing."
You can also purchase games online or request more information at

Description: Player stands in front of the hook with the line and ring in hand and tries to "ring" the hook. Players compete to see who can ring the hook more times. There is scorekeeping involved for memory improvement. Also, a pirate history and humorous "lingo" is provided, such as a "Wallflower" being someone who doesn't participate, etc. Rules, history, and game can be found at



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