First published on 6 Feb 2012. Updated on 10 Jan 2014.
Left hand red at Extreme Twister
Get down with Extreme Twister. This huge rubber mat, complete with giant spinner, will have you flashing back to your contortionist ten-year-old self at birthday parties. Don’t sick up the 3000 sausage rolls you’ve no doubt eaten. Outdoor Lounge, Coburg Lake Reserve, De Chene Pde, Coburg North. FREE.
Challenge friends at Café Games
Break out the Uno, remember the rules of Cluedo, and ask someone to teach you ‘Egyptian Ratscrew’. The Café Games crew play tough but fair. So should you. The Celtic Club, 316/320 Queen St, Melbourne. Several times monthly 12 noon-7pm. FREE.
Skip rope in Collingwood
The tools are provided so you can relive your childhood dreams of being a Double Dutch champion. Or – if you want something more manly – like Rocky Balboa in a training montage. Vacant block on Stanley St (near cnr Wellington St), Collingwood. Last Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm. FREE.
Hop to hopscotch at Phoenix Public House
Here’s how to stick to a theme: $5 hop beer, giveaways from Hopscotch Entertainment, and hopscotch down the middle of the bar at Brunswick’s Phoenix. Kudos for skipping while holding your pint. 133 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. Tuesdays 7pm. FREE.
Ping Pong at the Fox
We like the hearty food, we dig the bands, we murmur at the skyline views from the rooftop and we thumbs up the chabby chic décor… but we always make a beeline for the ping-pong table out in the courtyard. (There’s a perfectly good pool table inside, too.) 351 Wellington St, Collingwood. Nightly. FREE.