Use four clothespins for this two-person confrontation. Each player begins with two. If you can get both pins securely attached to your opponent's clothes, you get one point. If you find yourself wearing both clothespins from your opponent, take two in hand and toss the other two to your opponent. Play begins again immediately. The game continues as long as the players can stand it. The player with the most points wins.
It can be played with virtually any number of players, as long as there are plenty of clothespins. Again, start with two clothespins for each player. The goal here is simply to clamp clothespins on other players indiscriminately. First player to clamp both wins. This game is ideal for breaking the ice or relieving tension in large groups.
Another variation is elimination. Each player begins with two pins. If you get pinned with two pins you are out and must stand aside while the rest carry on. Eventually it will be down to two players and one will be victorious.