Cencio Mollo

Cencio Mollo (pronounced CHEN-cho MOL-lo) is a favourite game among the children in Italy. The name is taken from the Italian words for a wet handkerchief.

Age: 7+

No. of players: 6 or more

Equipment: A handkerchief

Time: 5+ minutes

Aim: To avoid laughing when touched by the handkerchief.

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1. All players sit in a circle. One player is chosen to be 'It'.

2. 'It' holds a handkerchief in his hand and goes to the first player in the circle and says, "The Cencio Mollo has come to you." The player replies back, "Let it come. I shall not cry, laugh or kiss it."

3. 'It's' job is to try and make the player laugh by using the handkerchief to touch the player's head and face. If the player does not laugh then 'It' goes on to the next player and repeats the phrase.

4. If the player laughs they must pay a penalty (do an action or something) before becoming the new 'It'.

5. Some penalty actions could include: