Whistle Wrestling is a game played by two players.
Players whistle simultaneously, sustaining their notes for the duration of one turn, about 2 seconds. Both notes must start simultaneously, and both notes must be sustained for the whole turn without bending or changing into another note.
If neither player has won, the next turn begins and both players whistle a new note.
One player, or a third person, points back and forth between the two players each turn. The player who is being pointed at is the “active” player.
Some players clap or slap their thy to keep a beat for the players to whistle to.
When both players whistle the same note on the same turn, the active player wins.
You cannot score on the first turn.
Standard rules are that whistling in two different octaves still counts as the same note, but players can set their own rules regarding octaves.
Standard rules are that play is at 40bpm, but players can set their own rhythm.
Humming, singing, or musical instruments can be used in place of whistling.
Here’s a short visual guide to Whistle Wrestling.
- 2020 World Champion, Peter Bakker