Dene Hand Game (Stick Game)
Two teams with any number of players
Five sticks for each team
One specially marked stick
Two small rocks or pieces of bone, one with markings
How to Play
|Sticks and players are arranged as shown.
|Player "1" hides one of the rocks in each of her hands.
|Player "1" holds her closed hands in front of herself at chest
|Player "A" tries to guess which hand is holding the marked
|Player "1's" teammates chant, sing, or drum to distract the
other team while they are guessing.
|If Player. "A" guesses correctly, her team wins one of the other
team's sticks which is placed alongside their own. The stones are passed to
Player "2" and Player "B" attempts to guess.
|If Player "A" guesses incorrectly, the stones are passed to
Player "B" who hides them for Player "2" to guess.
|Teams must win back their own sticks before taking their opponents'
|The game continues until one team succeeds in winning all of their
opponents' sticks and the specially marked stick in the middle.|