Barrel of Monkeys is a toy game first created by Lakeside Toys in Dump monkeys onto table. Pick up one monkey by an arm. Hook other arm through a second monkey's arm. Continue making a chain. Your turn is over when a monkey is dropped.
barrel of monkeys by Lakeside, 1970 We used to take this camping with us. It would keep us busy when it rained and we couldn't go to the beach. Can't imagine my kids relying on this game today to keep busy.