At Jomsvikingcamp, a viking-themed camp near Johanniskreuz, Germany, two men pretend to be vikings for the day, and fight each other for the bragging rights of a treasure chest.
And here I thought ‘blind man’s bluff’ was complicated!
To make things challenging, the game starts out by putting the two men in blindfolds. The men must have one hand on the chest while delivering a certain number of blows to the other person using their bag sling in order claim the treasure.
I wonder if this is how vikings did it back then.
Unfortunately, the treasure chest is not a piñata and it doesn’t contain candy.
But that isn’t going to stop these two from competing over the treasure chest.
We never actually see just what is in the treasure chest, and it’s tempting to think there might not actually be anything in it at all, with this being some ‘it’s all about the journey’ magic feather shenanigans, but I am sure a good time is had by all involved.
The game is reportedly called “jomswikinger” and johnny, etc. explains just how it is played, saying, “In what can best be described as Marco Polo meets Whack-a-Mole, the Viking game jomswikinger effectively pits two Vikings against each other – blindfolded – to see which one can hit the other first. Both participants have a hand on a treasure chest of sorts in the center, and the other hand holds a sling filled with, well, who knows what. Each participant calls out a phrase or question, and the other must answer”