Well, I've come across another Victorian era "social" game which took me quite a bit of time to research. The event is known as a "cobweb social" or a "cobweb party."
As described in a 1903 newspaper article from Lowville, New York:
"The members of the I.O.G.T. lodge held a cob-web social on Tuesday evening at the home of Miss Lillian Bent."
Despite the fact that Miss Lillian Bent seemed to be quite the party gal that week in Castorland (she hosted the Ladies' Aid Society the Thursday prior to the cob-web social), it must have been good clean fun since the I.O.G.T. is the International Organisation of Good Templars - a temperance group.
With very few references to this cobweb event, I was able to determine the following:
"Each guest or participant is handed the end of a string or a card on which is a number the duplicate of which is attached to the end of a string; or if preferable, each guest may be allowed to select his own string. The ends of these strings are all in the reception-room, or bunched in one place, so that all start from the same room. They should be of different colors, or those for the gentlemen of one color, and those for the ladies of another.
Each guest starts out leisurely to follow his or her string to the end. These strings are run in all sorts of directions, woven about articles of furniture, around the piano legs, up the stairway, down again, from one room to another, crossing other strings, and forming a labyrinth of cobwebs, which gives the name to the entertainment. At the extreme end of these strings are souvenirs, or the name of the partner whom the guest is expected to escort to supper. Much fun is caused in following up the strings and clearing the tangles. The guests need not hurry, and oftentimes, as they meet on their journeys, they spend a few minutes in merrily chatting."
 "Castorland," The Journal and Republican, Lowville, Thursday, March 19, 1903, Vol. 44, No. 17, p. 8.
 Eureka Entertainments: Containing a Wide Variety of New and Novel Entertainments Suitable to All Kinds of Public and Private Occasions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Penn Publishing Company, 1894, accessed at Google Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=oHHh6RAmq-MC&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0) on August 29, 2008.