During horse-play or rough-housing, keep your head in its case to avoid injury.
It’s not play if there isn’t some risk of dismemberment.
Climb to the top of a top for a 360-degree view of the room.
Don’t let the other players know the rules, or even that it’s a game.
Meet the gaze of random strangers and whisper You’re it.
Hide without seeking. Stay hidden.
Change your mask every few years to avoid detection.
When exploring a forest, arm yourselves with silence and trashcan lids.
Monsters are terrified of chalk. They can be bribed with erasers to do anything you want.
When falling from a great height, flap your arms wildly—you never know.
Hand-puppets should never be given real mouths. They will want real anuses next.
Only an adult can legally consent to be a toy.
Blocks may be made out of anything that’s shaped like a block.
A toy with a power button is a tool in disguise.
The point of a ball is that it has no point—however it happens to land, it’s always at rest.
Cut it open and breathe its peaceful air.
Laughter is the body’s rebellion against the mind.
What’s the point of winning if you can’t suspend all the rules?
Get everyone to run in place and you can make the earth spin faster.
When you collapse, make sure to collapse in a heap.
OTHER POSTS IN THE SERIES
- How to wake up
- How to eat
- How to walk
- How to listen
- How to wait
- How to breathe
- How to find things
- Manual: How to make videopoems, courtesy of Swoon
- How to lose
- How to dance
- How to procreate
- How to play
- How to listen: the movie
- How to mourn
- How to calculate
- How to grow up
- How to spit
- How to burn
- How to mourn, Belgian-style
- How to make a fist
- How to make a face
- How to sacrifice
- How to take notes
- How to talk
- How to dig
- How to sleep
- How to cast a shadow
- How to teem
- How to fit in
- How to sit
- How to panic
- How to exist
- How to drive
- How to question authority
- How to cook
- How to find things (videopoem)
- How to distress furniture
- How to meditate
- How to be a poet