"Sssss," said Gollum, and became quite polite. "Praps ye sits here and chats with it a bitsy, my preciousss. It like riddles, praps it does, does it?" He was anxious to appear friendly, at any rate for the moment, and until he found out more about the sword and the hobbit, whether he was quite alone really, whether he was good to eat, and whether Gollum was really hungry. Riddles were all he could think of. Asking them, and sometimes guessing them, had been the only game he had ever played with other funny creatures sitting in their holes in the long, long ago, before he lost all his friends and was driven away, alone, and crept down, down, into the dark under the mountains. "Very well," said Bilbo, who was anxious to agree, until he found out more about the creature, whether he was quite alone, whether he was fierce or hungry, and whether he was a friend of the goblins."
- The Hobbit, Riddles in the Dark
Bilbo's finding of the Ring and his riddle game with Gollum are two of the most important, or at least consequential, scenes of The Hobbit. To include this chapter in our celebrations, I put together this fun and easy riddle game for guests to play.
I included eight of the riddles from this chapter as well as the answers on a separate page. I printed the riddles out onto a thicker white paper so they're a little more durable to be passed around and such. I also might the riddles into strips and roll them into mini scrolls for the guests to choose from and ask each other! Winner gets their very own golden ring to keep!
Yo can grab the printable here. I hope you'll love it!
It made such a fun addition to our Hobbit celebration. :)