Snapdragon…a Victorian game for children..apparently!

So here’s a game that was very popular back in the day, the Victorian day that is!

Snapdragon

Snapdragon-game_zpseb08ca57For about 300 years until the beginning of the 20th century, no English Christmas Eve celebration would have been complete without a hearty game of snapdragon. It’s simple enough: you pile raisins in a bowl of brandy, turn out the lights, set fire to the brandy, and then try to snatch the goodies out of the bowl and eat them while they’re still alight. If you manage to do this without setting fire to your fingers, your tongue or your parlour, you’ve won!

Ouch!

And keep the fire extinguisher near!!

 

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