Adam Curtis

I've found a great party game from the 1920's which I thought might help pass the time at the political party conferences.

It is called The Perplexing Politician - A Game Which Has Nothing To Do With Politics.

Everyone at the party is given a card on which is printed a list of questions. The answer to each one is a single word - and all of them have to end with TORY.

Because There Is No Alternative, it can be played at any or all of the Party Conferences.

(With thanks to the late Diana Cowley, a staunch member of the Kensington, Chelsea, and Fulham Conservative Association who played the game a long time ago.)

Here is the original card. I particulary like question 30. Perhaps people could invent some more innovatory questions, but this is not mandatory.

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  • Comment number 20. Posted by Evai

    on 18 Aug 2012 14:52

    The Perplexing Politicianlooks like a cool game.

    Regards,
    Eva

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  • Comment number 19. Posted by leetch2

    on 2 May 2012 23:40

    8 is definitely masturbatory. I wonder if there are any games with other 3-4 letter endings?

    Regards,
    Mitt

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by DisneyInn

    on 26 Nov 2011 15:05

    This comment was removed because it broke the house rules. Explain

  • Comment number 17. Posted by NausikaDalazBlindaz

    on 8 Nov 2011 23:52

    Did the original game ever include questions to which the answers were "Toryannosaurus Rex" and "Toryceratops"?

    As you know, Toryannosaurus Rex had big jaws and stomped around the place but a tiny brain and two little arms not much good for anything in particular. Toryceratops travelled in herds as evidenced by fossil remains found in river-beds surrounded by cliffs by palaeontologists who surmise that the animals usually blindly followed a leader in the manner of lemmings.

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by NausikaDalazBlindaz

    on 7 Nov 2011 04:50

    A Tory who kisses another Tory? This is a family-friendly forum here. Children and teenagers should not have to see this. Where are the morality campaigners when you need them? Tories don't kiss other Tories except on their arses!

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by Rajeev Sharma

    on 17 Oct 2011 17:31

    Trying my best to get all the answers....
    ibn7

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by cje77

    on 23 Sept 2011 15:15

    DerekMc wrote:

    'Good fun.

    An alternative could be looking for words containing or starting with "lab" and "lib."'

    Indeed. For various definitions (Inflamma-Tory, Denuncia-Tory etc) have look at the book Tory Story (Incorporating 'Living with Labour' and 'Liberal Outlook') by Bernard Hollowood (Hammond & Hammond, 1964).

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by thomas_paine

    on 23 Sept 2011 14:11

    Can't we make all of them History?

    We are trying hard in Scotland.

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by theartteacher

    on 22 Sept 2011 15:11

    @ Onwhosplanet - spot on!

    31 is quite tough. It's not the person himself, who I think is related to the drummer from The Beatles, but more his comments.

    32 is a Category, in some sense......

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by DerekMc

    on 22 Sept 2011 09:17

    Good fun.

    An alternative could be looking for words containing or starting with "lab" and "lib."

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