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A party game in which players see how low they can go.
Limbo is a fun party or "icebreaker" game in which players lean backwards and go forward under a horizontal stick. Usually, music accompanies the game to add to the fun. Players may not touch the stick or floor. Players often dance their way under the stick. If a player touchs the stick or floor during their turn under the stick, they are out of the game. The stick is gradually lowered after each complete group pass under. The winner is the last player who has not touched the stick or the floor.
Limbo is a very popular game for tourists at Caribbean and other tropical resorts. Most resorts and cruises include limbo during one of their parties or shore trips. The winning dancer often receives a nice prize. Limbo is often one of the most anticipated games by tourists on such a vacations.
History of Limbo
Limbo is a novelty dance that originated on the island of Trinidad. The dancer moves to a Caribbean rhythm, then leans backward and dances under a horizontal stick without touching it. When several dancers compete, the stick is gradually lowered until only one dancer - who has not touched the stick or the floor - remains.
The name is said to be derived from the original purpose of the dance, which was to help a dead loved one's soul escape the state of Limbo. It is performed for one week after a funeral. It is also possible that the name comes directly from the English of Trinidad.
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