"What are you like ?" Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink.
A cheeky, light-hearted question these days, but, in the Victorian era, it was a respectable parlour game for young ladies. Players were asked to describe themselves by doing a series of drawings or paintings of their favourite things. I'm not sure if there was a prize for the best illustrations, or for the most difficult images to decipher, but - it amused girls in those days.
Can you work out the answers? These two are easy.
Typical girl - I'd say she wanted to marry and live happily ever after.
Shooting for the moon! She had ambition too.
This is my favourite - s-candle.
Can you guess these?
I can't work this one out - I know it's a quill pen, but...
Recently, contemporary artists including Peter Blake and Mary Fedden created their own versions...
...but, sadly, I don't think parlour games are about to make a comeback.
iPhone games rule in the parlour, kitchen, bedroom, train, bus...