This is perhaps the very best game that can be introduced into a school. The principle of it is very simple, that one boy represents the Hare and runs away, while the others represent the Hounds and pursue him.Read more
In this game, one of the players is sent out of the room, while the others hide a handkerchief or any small article that can be easily secreted.Read more
In this game four or five stones or marks must be placed on the ground, as in the annexed figure, A, B, C, D, E, about twelve or fifteen yards asunder; these marks are called bases, and one of them, as A, is styled “home.”Read more
6 to 30 or more players.
Indoors; out of doors.
This game may be played by any number of players. A large stone is selected, and placed on a particular spot,Read more
One player with his eyes bandaged lays his head on a chair, or in another player’s lap, while the others strike him on his back with their open hands.Read more
This game, which takes its title from the names assumed by the players, is played by seven boys, each of whom calls himself after one of the days of the week.Read more
6 to 60 players or more.
Indoors; out of doors.
This is a very good game, and to play it properly there must be in the centre of the playground a small hill or hillock.Read more
One of the players is sent out of the room, while the others fix upon a subject, which may be anything to which the three questions, “How do you like it?” “Where do you like it?” and “When do you like it?” will apply.Read more
Dig near a wall nine holes, of about six inches in diameter, and three deep. Let each player have one of these, according to his number, which must be determined by lot.Read more
10 to 100 players.
Parlor; schoolroom; out of doors.
This, if well managed, is a very comical game. The players are arranged as in Fugleman, the player who enacts Simon standing in front.Read more
This old-fashioned pastime is so generally known that it is scarcely necessary to describe it;Read more
This game is played with a trap and ball, which is struck with a bat or bludgeon at the pleasure of the players; but the latter is most commonly used.Read more
10 to 60 players.
Playground; gymnasium; parlor.
Make a mark on the ground at a place called the “starting point.” At ten yards’ distance from this make another, called the “spring.”Read more
This game can be played by any number of boys, who must all join hands; the game is begun by the outside players at each end of the line holding the following dialogue:Read more
This is a most excellent game, and very popular in some counties. It is played with a moderate-sized ball and a hand-bat, i. e. a bat that can be held in one hand, and which is about two feet in length, smooth, and round.Read more