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
4 to 30 or more players.
Indoors; out of doors.
Various games are in vogue among boys, in which hopping on one foot is the principal object.Read more
This is a capital game when well played, and the antics and grimaces of boys who are mimics cause great merriment.Read more
This is an old English sport, mentioned by Gower and Chaucer, and was at one period common to women as well as men. In the northern parts of England, particularly in Yorkshire, it is practised in the following manner:Read more
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.Read more
A tolerably large ring should be formed by several boys standing in a circle and joining hands;Read more
This exciting game may be played by an unlimited number, and is particularly adapted for a large party.Read more