Bloody knuckles

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Bloody knuckles is a game in which each player makes a fist with the thumb wrapped around the other fingers. Then each fist punches the others fist. Players who flinch are out of the game. Whoever lasts the longest before quitting wins the game.[1] The game is played until someone's knuckles are bleeding or suddenly they quit due to excessive pain.[2]

There are different variations of the game. One variation where two players use a coin that is spun around a flat surface (usually a table). The players continue to keep it spinning by flicking it with their fingers. The other player must touch it without causing it to stop spinning and fall on the heads or tails side. Then the person who spun the coin first tries to touch it next. This turn-taking continues until the coin falls. Whichever player's touch causes the spinning coin to stop and fall down is considered the loser, and they must put their knuckles on the playing surface. Then, the winner puts their thumb on the coin and forcefully pushes it across the table onto the loser's exposed knuckles.

Another version includes spinning a coin on a flat surface, then grabbing it with the pad of the players thumb with the thumbs crossed like an x. If the player grabs the coin between the thumbs they rotate spinning until one does not grab the coin. When the player does not grab the coin, the opponent forcefully slides the coin into the losers knuckles with the knuckles flat on the surface with one arm behind if they miss the knuckles. Whoever bleeds any amount first loses.


  1. ^ Daniel H. Wilson; Les McClaine (2010). Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. ISBN 1-59990-279-6. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ Ghastly Games, accessed July 27, 2011, Chris Lewis editor