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.
Flying Kites.The form of the kite and manner of flying it must be familiar to all our readers. This favourite toy probably received its denomination from having originally been made in the shape of the bird called the kite.
10 to 60 players.
Playground; gymnasium; parlor.
This game may be played by any number of players. A large stone is selected, and placed on a particular spot,
Marble Games for Kids - Vintage Marble Games. - In ancient times, when we were boys, and indulged in the luxury of marbles, they were very different from their present form. They were made of stone, nicely polished, and some of them, called “alleys,” of the purest marble.
4 to 30 or more players.
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.
Tops. The peg-top appears to be a modern invention, but the whip-top is of great antiquity, it having been used in remote times by the Grecian boys; it was well known at Rome in the days of Virgil, and in England as early at least as the fourteenth century, when its form was the same as it is now.
This, if well managed, is a very comical game. The players are arranged as in Fugleman, the player who enacts Simon standing in front.
The Apple Mill is made by boring a hole in a nut, just large enough to pass a thin skewer through; the kernel should then be extracted, and another hole bored in the side of the nut, as A in the annexed figure.
Make a mark on the ground at a place called the “starting point.” At ten yards’ distance from this make another, called the “spring.”
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:
AUNT SALLY is an amusing game of a very simple character, consisting essentially in throwing at a small object.
Various games are in vogue among boys, in which hopping on one foot is the principal object.
This is a capital game when well played, and the antics and grimaces of boys who are mimics cause great merriment.
Throwing Sticks - This very popular game among the Greeks was by them called Kyndalismos.
This is a game played by hopping on one foot and kicking an oyster-shell or piece of tile from one compartment to the other, without halting the lifted foot, except in one case, to the ground, and without suffering the shell or tile to rest on any of the lines.
A tolerably large ring should be formed by several boys standing in a circle and joining hands;
Cat and Mouse Game. This sport, which is of French origin, is for two players only.
This is an old Greek game, and, like very many simple boys’ games, has retained its popularity to the present day.