TOUCH GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

This is a brisk game, and may be played by any number of boys. One of the players being chosen as

Touch, it is his business to run about in all directions after the other players, till he can touch one,who immediately becomes Touch in his turn.

Sometimes when the game is played it is held as a law that Touch shall have no power over those boys who can touch iron and wood.

Sometimes when the game is played it is held as a law that Touch shall have no power over those boys who can touch iron and wood.

The players then, when out of breath, rush to the nearest iron or wood they can find, to render themselves secure. Cross-touch is sometimes played, in which, whenever another player runs between Touch and the pursued, Touch must immediately leave the one he is after to follow him. But this rather confuses, and spoils the game.

TOUCH-WOOD AND TOUCH-IRON

These games are founded on the above. When the boys pursued by Touch can touch either wood or iron they are safe, the rule being that he must touch them as they run from one piece of wood or iron to another.

Excerpt from the book:
EVERY BOY’S BOOK: A COMPLETE ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS.
EDITED BY EDMUND ROUTLEDGE.
With more than Six Hundred Illustrations
FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS.
LONDON: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,
THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE.
NEW YORK: 416, BROOME STREET.
1869.

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