Way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I was a young boy in grade school and my classmates and I loved indoor recess. When it rained, we cheered, because those drenching skies meant we weren’t going out to the blacktop for recess, no, we were going to play the rare and wonderful game of Heads Up, Seven Up.
Oh, it was a glorious game of intrigue and danger. Who was it that smacked your thumb down with the force of a sledgehammer, or bent it backwards, straining those ligaments? By using your Sherlockian deductive reasoning, would you be able to find the perpetrator and take his or her place at the front of the class, thus allowing you to slam down some thumbs of your own?
With the rainy Spring season we have been having, my sons have had a lot of indoor recesses, but their classes spend that time reading, playing board games, and even video games! When did elementary schools start allowing Nintendos and iPhones in class?
I’ve tried to explain to the boys how they need to get their teachers onboard the Seven Up train, but they’re having none of it. I guess they need those thumbs for their video games. Sigh.
To learn how to play this game, check out our page for Heads Up, Seven Up!