I recently taught this game to my granddaughters. I had completely forgotten the “time” part of the game. The part I remembered, and loved playing, was after the correct time was chosen by one of the players. At that point, the two girls in charge would say to the girl who had picked the right time, “What do you want?” The girl could name any one thing she wanted – a gown, a car, food, flowers, a movie star, a cartoon, etc. The two girls in charge would go a distance away from the rest of the players so they couldn’t be heard. They would each make up a description of the item selected by the player who picked the right time. There was much giggling as the two girls in charge used their imaginations to make up something they hoped the other player would choose. (Like DonnaHW, I too remember knowing the personalities of the other players and making up something you thought they might like.) The two girls in charge then went back to the other players. One of the charge girls would give both descriptions to the player who had picked the time. The player would select the description she liked best. She would join the player who had made up that description. The girl whose description had not been chosen would sit down with the other players. Playing would start again with the guessing of the time. We played this game on the front porch. One of my favorites!
Original author: Sandra Paratory Andi