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George Husted
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We always used to call this sort of game "Pencil War". There were lots and lots of variants. It was fun and a good time killer while waiting around somewhere. All it takes is a piece of paper, a flat playing surface, and something to write with.

Ballpoint pens were cool because we could actually "guide" shots as long as the pen kept rolling along the paper. Sharp pencils were not so good to use because they would dig into the paper.

It is important to use the same size or even the same writing insturment because a longer pencil/pen will give you a greater range. In one variant, we took advantage of this fact and used stubby mini-golf score pencils for short range guns and new #2 full sized pencils for longer range shooting.

Races, space wars, dogfights, naval battles, storming the castle...the variations are only limited by your imagination. You could even do a Big Game Hunter vs predators!
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