Frog Racing

The DUMMIES Guide to Frog Racing


The Frog Race party game was launched by J W Spear & Sons Ltd. of Enfield in 1973 as a household party game and consisted of four numbered frogs of different colours made of cardboard. The game proved so popular that social clubs and pubs adopted it and made plywood/mdf versions of the frogs which were obviously more substantial.

The cardboard and wooden versions are identical in that each frog has a hole in the upper part of the body through which a piece of cord ran. One end of the cord being secured to an immovable object, the other end of the cord (about 10-12 feet away) being held by the jockey.

The objective of the game being for the jockey to tighten and loosen the cord thereby causing the frog to move towards them. The winner being the first frog over the line to reach their jockey. Since 2013 the Club has organised a Frog Racing Night each year, which is well attended. There is always much good natured competition to be the Club's Frog Racing Champion!


Noel McAuliffe the Frog Racing Champion for 2019 receives his trophy from Denise Hall


2019 Final



Congratulations to Noel McAuliffe on becoming the

2019 Frog Racing Champion.