OUR GAMES

 
Croquet
Nothing says vintage fun more than a game of croquet.
Whether you play by the rules or make up your own, this traditional game will keep all ages
Giant Jenga
The perfect game for all ages, and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, Jenga is a firm favourite.
This fantastic giant Jenga game is HUGE! It can climb to 1.5 metres! How high can you go without the blocks falling down?!
Skittles
A classic garden game.
This skittles set comes with 9 wooden skittles and three wooden balls which store away in a stylish wooden crate.
Can you knock down more skittles than your opponent?
Stand the Bottle
How steady is your hand?
Can you achieve the feat of standing the bottle up on the star board using the ringed fishing rod? This is much harder than it looks and is completely addictive.
Both the board and sign have been traditionally hand painted in-house.
Hook A Duck
Who can resist catching the little ducks?
This charming, vintage-style game is a great way to get your guests to relax and have fun.
Ball in the Bucket
This bright, vintage -style game is a great way to get your guests to relax and have fun.
You just have to throw as many balls as you can into one of the buckets, but it isn't easy as easy as it looks. Suitable for adults and children alike.
Traditionally hand painted in-house in a vintage fair-ground style, this game will add colour and fun to your event.
Hoopla
Toss the rings over the coloured flags to win.
A village fete favourite, this hoopla game comes with 5 posts to hoop and 6 traditional wooden hoops to toss.
The traditionally hand painted signwriting is really eye catching and adds plenty of colour and fun.
Bat the Rat
A classic summer fete game that's always a winner.
A soft toy rat is dropped into the top of the pipe and you have to hit it with the bat as it slides out of bottom of the drainpipe...but you have to be quick; that rat’s got some speed to him!
Great for weddings, corporate events and community celebrations, especially combined with our Ball in the Bucket and Coconut Shy.
Coconut Shy
Throw a ball to try and knock a coconut off to win! An ever-popular, fun filled throwing game of skill that always pulls a crowd and provides a fun challenge.
With a choice of five targets, all set at different heights to add to the challenge, your guests will be entertained and entertaining as they rise to the challenge.
Buzz Wire
You'll need a steady hand to beat the buzzer in this classic game.
Gumboot Tossing
Also known as Welly Wanging, can you beat the record throw?
Classic Quoits
The classic game of rope quoits as played on steam ships and cruise liners for centuries.
Our game is based upon the original rope quoits game played on board ships since Victorian times.
Tug O War
Whether taking part or spectating, this battle of strength always gets people laughing and having fun.
A brilliant participative and spectator competition game and the perfect opportunity for a team or wedding party photo! And it's open to men and women, children and adults.
We provide a 15 metre length of highest quality manila rope. It comes complete with all the markings that will determine the winning team.
Sack Race
Bringing some good old fashioned fun to young and old with traditional favourite - a sack race!
Makes for great photos and a memorable event!
Ten coffee sacks are provided for your enjoyment.
Stilts
Walk tall with these stilts and see the world through the eyes of giants!
We hire two pairs of hand crafted traditional wooden stilts.
You can choose to hire either 2 adult size sets or 1 adult and 1 child size set of stilts.
Lawn Bowls
Don’t get bowled over by your opponents. A classic lawn game for everyone.
Our classic lawn bowls set comes with 8 bowls, a jack, bowling mat and clear playing instructions, which store away in a vintage wooden crate.
Limbo
How low can you limbo?
Garden Quoits
Have you got a good eye and a steady arm?
This is a game where both the young and old can compete on equal terms.
Toss the rings over the pegs and win points.
Full playing instructions included.
Giant Pick Up Sticks
Only the steadiest of hands can succeed in this game of daring tension. Try to remove each pick up stick in turn without moving any of the others. Rack up the highest score to beat your opponents.
Kubb
Can you beat your opponents to take the throne as king of the court?
Team Skis
Test your team building and coordination skills.
Pétanque
Add some je ne sais quoi to your event with a game of pétanque (boules).
Our pétanque set includes 8 silver balls and 2 jacks all stored in a wooden box.
Soft Coconut Shy
Just like the old fashioned version but with soft fabric coconuts and bean bags to throw.
Cornhole
How good is your aim? Will you be crowned the King of Cornhole?
Yardzee
Are you a high roller? Check out our giant version of the classic game of Yahtzee.
Fun & Games Sign
Hand-painted sign to direct your guests.
Chalk Board Sign
Write your own sign with this chalk board direction sign.
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Game Ref

CRQ

Hire Cost

$48

The Cheshire Cat Croquet
The Cheshire Cat Croquet
The Cheshire Cat Croquet
The Cheshire Cat Croquet

Croquet

Nothing says vintage fun more than a game of croquet.  

Whether you play by the rules or make up your own, this traditional game will keep all ages entertained.  
 
This lovely vintage set comes in its own wooden box with everything you need for four players, including full instructions.

 
Game Ref

GJE

Hire Cost

$44

The Cheshire Cat Giant Jenga
The Cheshire Cat Giant Jenga
The Cheshire Cat Giant Jenga

Giant Jenga

The perfect game for all ages, and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, Jenga is a firm favourite.  

This fantastic giant Jenga game is HUGE!  It begins at 81cm and can climb to 1.5 metres high!  

 

How high can you go without the blocks falling down?!

The 54 blocks come with a baseboard in case of uneven surfaces and full instructions, all stored in a bespoke crate.

 
Game Ref

SKT

Hire Cost

$34

The Cheshire Cat Skittles
The Cheshire Cat Skittles
The Cheshire Cat Skittles
The Cheshire Cat Skittles

Skittles

A classic garden game.  

This skittles set comes with 9 wooden skittles, three wooden balls and full instructions, which store away in a stylish wooden crate.

Can you knock down more skittles than your opponent?
 

 
Game Ref

BOT

Hire Cost

$74

The Cheshire Cat Stand the Bottle
The Cheshire Cat Stand the Bottle
The Cheshire Cat Stand the Bottle

Stand the Bottle

How steady is your hand?

Can you achieve the feat of standing the bottle up on the star board using the ringed fishing rod?  This is much harder than it looks and is completely addictive.

Both the board and sign have been traditionally hand painted in-house and the game also comes with two ringed fishing rods, two smaller bottles and two (easier) larger champagne bottles, as well as full instructions.

 

Watch as your guests or colleagues draw their own crowd of spectators, more than willing to encourage with words of advice, wisdom and support. But will it help...?
 

 
Game Ref

HDU

Hire Cost

$74

The Cheshire Cat Hook A Duck
The Cheshire Cat Hook A Duck
The Cheshire Cat Hook A Duck

Hook a Duck

Who can resist catching the little ducks?

This charming, vintage-style game is a great way to get your guests to relax and have fun.

Our game comes with 8 little yellow ducks in a vintage tin bath and 4 rods; 2 easy hook rods for children and 2 proper 'fishing' rods for the grown-ups.  

 

This game also comes with a beautiful hand-painted sign in a traditional style for a really vintage feel.

Suitable to be played indoors or out.
 

 
Game Ref

BBU

Hire Cost

$74

The Cheshire Cat Ball in the Bucket
The Cheshire Cat Ball in the Bucket
The Cheshire Cat Ball in the Bucket

Ball in the Bucket

This bright, vintage-style game is a great way to get your guests to relax and have fun.

You just have to throw as many balls as you can into one of the buckets, but it isn't easy as easy as it looks. Suitable for adults and children alike.

 

Traditionally hand painted in-house in a vintage style, this game will add colour and fun to your event.  Use it at your wedding to keep guests entertained, or at a summer fete, function, garden party, or festival.

 

The game comes with everything you need to play it, including a bucket of balls and a footboard. It is completely freestanding, even on uneven surfaces like grass.

 

The game measures 115cm high x 115cm long.

The buckets can be removed for transport.

 
Game Ref

HPL

Hire Cost

$74

Ring Toss - Hoopla
Ring Toss - Hoopla
Ring Toss - Hoopla

Ring Toss - Hoopla

What fun! This classic game is a great hit at functions.

A village fete favourite, this hoopla game comes with 5 posts to hoop and 6 traditional wooden hoops to toss.

 

Our traditionally hand-painted game is really eye catching and adds plenty of colour and fun.

The base measures 180cm long x 60cm wide.

The flags are removable for transport.

 
Game Ref

BAT

Hire Cost

$74

The Cheshire Cat Co Bat the Rat
The Cheshire Cat Co Bat the Rat
The Cheshire Cat Co Bat the Rat
The Cheshire Cat Co Bat the Rat

Bat the Rat

A classic game that's always a winner.

A soft toy rat is dropped into the top of the pipe and you have to hit it with the bat as it slides out of bottom of the drainpipe...but you have to be quick; that rat’s got some speed to him!  

This game can be played indoors or out.

Traditionally hand-painted in a vintage style, this game will add colour and fun to your event. Use it at your wedding to keep guests entertained, or at a summer fete, function, garden party or festival.

The game measures 180cm high x 60cm wide.

 
Game Ref

SHY

Hire Cost

$125

The Cheshire Cat Co Coconut Shy
The Cheshire Cat Co Coconut Shy
The Cheshire Cat Co Coconut Shy
The Cheshire Cat Co Coconut Shy
The Cheshire Cat Co Coconut Shy

Coconut Shy

Throw a ball to try and knock a coconut off to win! An ever-popular, fun-filled throwing game of skill that always pulls a crowd and provides a challenge.

A traditional favourite, our Coconut Shy comes with everything you need: 5 coconuts, 5 coconut holders, plenty of wooden balls in a metal bucket and our fabulous Edwardian-style tent. 

With a choice of five targets, set at two different heights, your guests or colleagues will be entertained and entertaining as they rise to the challenge, vying for that potential prize.

Great for photographs, our Coconut Shy is a popular choice for weddings, parties, fetes and more. 

The tent and coconut holders pack away into a bag measuring approximately 165cm long and 20cm diameter. The footboard folds down to 180cm long.

 
Game Ref

BUZ

Hire Cost

$74

The Cheshire Cat Co Buzz Wire
The Cheshire Cat Co Buzz Wire
The Cheshire Cat Co Buzz Wire

Buzz Wire

Only the steadiest of hands can beat this buzzer.

Navigate the metal hoop around the wire loops without sounding the buzzer. Who has the winning combination of speed and skill? This highly addictive game will delight and challenge your guests.

Great for creating a light-hearted atmosphere at weddings, parties, fetes and more.

This game is battery-operated and suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

 

The Buzz Wire comes in two parts. The top section is lifted off the trestle base for transport. The Buzz Wire section measures 100cm long and 75cm tall. Batteries are included.

 
Game Ref

GBT

Hire Cost

$74

The Cheshire Cat Co Gumboot Tossing
The Cheshire Cat Co Gumboot Tossing
The Cheshire Cat Co Gumboot Tossing
The Cheshire Cat Co Gumboot Tossing

Gumboot Tossing

Does someone have a hidden tossing talent...?

Gumboot Tossing (or Welly Wanging as it is known in England) is a sport where the competitors have a simple aim – throw the gumboot as far as possible! Gumboot Tossing has become serious business during the iconic annual Gumboot Day in Taihepe.

 

Great for weddings, fundraisers, parties and events.

 

Our Gumboot Tossing game comes with a selection of 6 colourful gumboots, measuring tape, throwing line and an A-frame sign that has a chalkboard on the reverse to keep score of those record-breaking throws. Chalk also included.

 
Game Ref

CQU

Hire Cost

$24

The Cheshire Cat Classic Quoits
The Cheshire Cat Classic Quoits
The Cheshire Cat Classic Quoits

Classic Quoits

The classic game of rope quoits as played on steam ships and cruise liners. 

Our game is based upon the original rope quoits game played on board ships since Victorian times.

The game comes with a sturdy solid wooden stake and base board, 4 quoits and full instructions that will allow your guests or colleagues to enjoy this game of strategy and skill.
 

 
Game Ref

TOW

Hire Cost

$28

The Cheshire Cat Tug O War
The Cheshire Cat Tug O War
The Cheshire Cat Tug O War

Tug o' War

Whether taking part or spectating, this battle of strength always gets people laughing and having fun. 

A brilliant participative and spectator competition game and the perfect opportunity for a team or wedding party photo! And it's open to all; men and women, children and adults.

We provide a 15 metre length of highest quality manila rope and a weighted line to mark the centreline.  The rope comes complete with all the markings that will determine the winning team.
 

 
Game Ref

SRA

Hire Cost

$18

The Cheshire Cat Sack Race
The Cheshire Cat Sack Race

Sack Race

Bringing some good old-fashioned fun to young and old with this traditional favourite - a sack race! 

Makes for great photos and a memorable event!

Ten coffee sacks and a relay post are provided for your enjoyment.
 

 
Game Ref

STL

Hire Cost

$22

The Cheshire Cat Co Stilts
The Cheshire Cat Co Stilts

Stilts

Walk tall with these stilts and see the world through the eyes of giants!

We hire two pairs of hand-crafted traditional wooden stilts.

You can choose to hire either 2 adult size sets or 1 adult and 1 child size set of stilts.

Adult stilts are 180cm long and children's stilts are 145cm long.

 
Game Ref

LBO

Hire Cost

$22

The Cheshire Cat Co Lawn Bowls
The Cheshire Cat Co Lawn Bowls
The Cheshire Cat Co Lawn Bowls

Lawn Bowls

Don’t get bowled over by your opponents! A classic lawn game for everyone.

Our classic lawn bowls set comes with 8 bowls, a jack, bowling mat and clear playing instructions, which store away in a vintage wooden crate.

 

The crate, when filled with the 8 lawn bowls, the lawn jack and the bowling mat, weighs 15kg.

 
Game Ref

LMB

Hire Cost

$34

The Cheshire Cat Co Limbo
The Cheshire Cat Co Limbo

Limbo

How low can you Limbo?

Great fun for all at any event. 

Our Limbo has twelve different heights from an easy 148cm down to a low of 66cm for the amateur contortionist.

 

 
Game Ref

GQU

Hire Cost

$24

The Cheshire Cat Co Garden Quoits
The Cheshire Cat Co Garden Quoits

Garden Quoits

Have you got a good eye and a steady arm?

The target's been set; toss the rings over the pegs and win the points.

Be part of history as this game can trace its origins back many hundreds of years in England. This design has been produced by Jaques of London for over 100 years.

Full playing instructions included.

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

 
Game Ref

GPS

Hire Cost

$24

Pick Up Sticks

Giant Pick Up Sticks

A long-standing favourite that can be played virtually anywhere.

Only the steadiest of hands can succeed in this game of daring tension.

 

Try to remove each stick in turn without moving any of the others. Rack up the highest score to beat your opponents.

 

Our game comes with 25 coloured wooden sticks (90cm long) and full instructions.

 
Game Ref

KUB

Hire Cost

$44

Kubb
Kubb

Kubb

Who will be the 'king' of the court?

Believed by many to have been invented by Vikings, this popular game of skill and strategy can be played by individuals or as teams.

 

Knock over the wooden 'kubbs' to win the game.

 

Our handcrafted hardwood game comes in a wooden crate and with full instructions.

 
Game Ref

CBS

Hire Cost

$44

The Cheshire Cat Co Team Skis
The Cheshire Cat Co Team Skis

Team Skis

Test your balance and coordination with this fun team challenge

Walking as a team... sounds easy but is it really? For the more coordinated groups, try racing each other around a course.

Great team game for up to eight people at a time. 

 

We hire two sets of skis. Each set of skis can fit up to four people.

Skis are 240cm (8 feet) long

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

 
Game Ref

PET

Hire Cost

$22

The Cheshire Cat Co Pétanque
The Cheshire Cat Co Pétanque
The Cheshire Cat Co Pétanque

Pétanque

Add some je ne sais quoi to your event with a game of pétanque (boules).

Our pétanque set includes 8 silver balls and 2 jacks all stored in a wooden box.

Find out why Parisians are so addicted to this game of skill, strategy and teamwork.

 

Full playing instructions included.

 
Game Ref

SSH

Hire Cost

$125

The Cheshire Cat Soft Coconut Shy
The Cheshire Cat Soft Coconut Shy
The Cheshire Cat Soft Coconut Shy

Soft Coconut Shy

A soft version of our popular traditional coconut shy.

A variation on the quirky English fete favourite, our Soft Coconut Shy comes with everything you need: 5 soft fabric coconuts, 5 coconut holders, plenty of soft bean bags in a metal bucket and our fabulous Edwardian-style tent. 

With a choice of five targets, set at two different heights, your guests or colleagues will be entertained and entertaining as they rise to the challenge, vying for that potential prize.

Our Soft Coconut Shy makes for great photographs at weddings, parties, fetes and more. 

The tent and coconut holders pack away into a bag measuring approximately 165cm long and 20cm diameter. The footboard folds down to 180cm long.

 
Game Ref

CRN

Hire Cost

$44

The Cheshire Cat Co Cornhole
The Cheshire Cat Co Cornhole
The Cheshire Cat Co Cornhole

Cornhole (Bean Bag Toss)

Who will be crowned the King of Cornhole?

Our traditional Cornhole game features two traditionally hand-painted playing boards and coloured bean bags for throwing. 

Take turns to throw the bean bags at the playing boards. Can you score maximum points by getting the bean bag through the hole? 

Great fun for all and can be played in teams or as individuals.

The 120cm x 60cm playing boards fold flat for transport.

 
Game Ref

YDZ

Hire Cost

$22

The Cheshire Cat Co Yardzee
The Cheshire Cat Co Yardzee
The Cheshire Cat Co Yardzee

Yardzee

Are you a high roller?

Based on the classic game of Yahtzee, the game of Yardzee goes large and takes the fun outside.

 

Our game comes with 5 large wooden dice, a throwing bucket, score sheets and full instructions.

 
Game Ref

FGS

Hire Cost

$8

The Cheshire Cat Co Fun & Games Sign
The Cheshire Cat Co Fun & Games Sign

"Fun & Games" Sign

Direct guests to the action.

Arrow can face any direction.

 

Board stands 102cm high.

 

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

 
Game Ref

CBS

Hire Cost

$8

The Cheshire Cat Co Chalk Board Sign

Chalk Board Sign

Direct guests to the action.

Arrow shaped chalkboard for you to write your own message.

Arrow can face any direction.

Board stands 59cm high.

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

 

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The Cheshire Cat Croquet

Whether you play by the rules or make up your own, this traditional game will keep all ages entertained. Traditional vintage style summer fete or fair outdoor garden party game, perfect for a wedding, garden party, event or fundraiser. Which team will be the first to the centre post?