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    Children's games

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    • Dodgeball

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    • Fight play

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    • Hide-and-seek variants

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    • Pillow fight

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    • Rock-paper-scissors

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    • Singing games

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    • Street games

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    • String figures

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    • Tag variants

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    • 500 (ball game)

    • 500 is a ball game for children. It is played by one participant throwing a ball, and others catching it for points. This is a non-contact game. The players include a thrower, and many catchers. The thrower will decide 'alive' (if the ball should touch the ground before being received), 'dead' (if the ball should be c ... Read »


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    • Ampe (game)

    • Ampe is a simple game played by school age children in Ghana and other places. The game, is played by two or more players and requires no equipment. The leader and another player jump up at the same time, clap, and thrust one foot forward when they jump up. If the leader and the other player have the same foot forward ... Read »


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    • Ante Over

    • Ante Over (also known as Eenie Einie, Auntie Over, Andy Over, Anti-Over, Annie I Over, Ante-I-over, Annie Annie Over, Annie Over the Shanty, and other regional variants) is a children's game played in the United States and Canada, dating back to at least the late nineteenth century. The game requires a ball or any othe ... Read »


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    • Australian handball

    • Australian handball is a sport in which players hit a ball against one or more walls. Australian handball is similar to squash played without a racquet. The ball is served such that it makes direct contact with the front wall without having bounced on the ground. It must then be returned similarly by the opponent to t ... Read »


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    • Bad egg

    • Bad egg is a children's playground ball game played in Great Britain and other countries. One player is chosen as the 'Bad Egg' and turns their back to the other players. 'Bad Egg' then asks the others to each name something from a particular group (for example, each player is to name a colour, or a sports team, etc.) ... Read »


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    • Bakunawa

    • The Bakunawa, also spelled Bakonawa, Baconaua, or Bakonaua, is a dragon in Philippine mythology that is often represented as a gigantic sea serpent. It is believed to be the cause of eclipses. It appears as a giant sea serpent with a mouth the size of a lake, a red tongue, whiskers, gills, small wires at its sides, an ... Read »


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    • Barrel of Monkeys

    • Barrel of Monkeys is a toy game released by Lakeside Toys in 1965. It was created by Leonard Marks and Milton Dinhofer in 1961, and in 1964, Herman Kesler partnered to sell it to Lakeside Toys. Lakeside Toys released it in 1965 and today it is produced by the Milton Bradley Company within the Hasbro corporation. Milton ... Read »


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    • Battleship (game)

    • Battleship (also Battleships or Sea Battle) is a guessing game for two players. It's played on ruled grids (paper or board) on which the players' fleets of ships (including battleships) are marked. The locations of the fleet are concealed from the other player. Players alternate turns taking 'shots' at the other player ... Read »


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    • Bella Sara

    • Bella Sara is a children's card trading game that combines a world of magical horses with game play. Published by Seattle-based game company Hidden City Entertainment, Bella Sara began as a trading card game that has since expanded into an international product line. With three set releases each year, all trading cards ... Read »


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    • Blanket fort

    • A blanket fort is a construction commonly made using blankets, bed sheets, pillows, and sofa cushions. It is also known as a couch fort, pillow fort or sheet fort. As a staple of early childhood entertainment, blanket forts are commonly referenced in children's books, such as Corduroy's Sleepover and If You Give a Pig ... Read »


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    • Blind man's buff


    • Bloody knuckles

    • Bloody knuckles is a game in which each player makes a fist with the thumb wrapped around the other fingers. Then each fist punches the others fist. Players who flinch are out of the game. Whoever lasts the longest before quitting wins the game. The game is played until someone's knuckles are bleeding or suddenly they ... Read »


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    • Blow football

    • Blow football is a children/adults game, popular in the United Kingdom where the object is to blow through some kind of pipe causing a small lightweight ball to pass through the opponent's goal, as in other forms of Football. The game is often played with whatever materials are at hand, such as drinking straws, and pi ... Read »


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    • Box hockey

    • Box hockey is an active hand game played between two people with sticks, a puck and a compartmented box (typically 5–8 feet or 1.5–2.4 meters long), and typically played outdoors. The object of the game is to move a hockey puck through the center dividers, of the box, out through a hole placed at each end of ... Read »


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    • British Bulldog (game)

    • British Bulldog (also: running red rovers, red rovers, rovers, jailbreak, octopus, seaweed, bullies, bullrush, Russian bulldog, bulldogs charge, or simply bulldogs) is a tag-based game, of which red rover and cocky laura are descendants. Most commonly one or two players – though this number may be higher in large ... Read »


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    • Buck buck

    • Buck buck (also known as Johnny-on-a-Pony, or Johnny-on-the-Pony) is a children's game with several variants. One version of the game is played when "one player climbs another’s back" and the climber guesses "the number of certain objects out of sight." Another version of the game is played with "one group of play ... Read »


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    • The bumps

    • There are many and varied customs associated with the celebration of birthdays around the world. The birthday cake is traditionally highly decorated, and typically covered with lit candles when presented, the number of candles signifying the age of the celebrant. The person whose birthday it is may make a silent w ... Read »


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    • Button, button, who's got the button?


    • Butts Up

    • Butts Up (A.K.A. "Burn Ball", "Ballsies", "Chinese Suicides", "Peanut-butter," "Rump Rounders", "Buttock Blocker", "Sky Blue", "Red Butt", "Blackjack", "Assies' Rehab & Tea", "Wall Ball", "Slaughterhouse", "Fourteen Eighty-Eight", "Fumble", "Butt Ball", "Buju Gay", "Beartrap", "Asses Up", "Suicide", "Stitch", "Pee Pee' ... Read »


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    • Capture the flag

    • Capture the Flag

      Capture the flag, commonly abbreviated as CTF, is a traditional outdoor game where two teams each have a flag (or other marker) and the objective is to capture the other team's flag, located at the team's "base," and bring it safely back to their own base. Enemy players can be "tagged" by players in their home territor ... Read »


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    • Cat and mouse (playground game)

    • Cat and Mouse is a gymnasium or playground game. A circle is formed, and the player selected to be the mouse stands in the circle. Another player, the cat, is outside the circle and must get in. ... Read »


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    • Catch (game)

    • Catch

      Catch, or having a catch is one of the most basic children's games, often played between children or between a parent and child, wherein the participants throw a ball, beanbag, Flying disc or similar object back and forth to each other. At early stages in a child's life, playing catch is a good way to evaluate and impr ... Read »


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    • Childlore

    • Childlore is the folklore or folk culture of children and young people. It includes, for example, rhymes and games played in the school playground. The best known researchers of the field were Peter and Iona Opie. The subject matter of childlore includes the traditions of children between the ages of about 6 and 15 su ... Read »


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    • Chindro

    • Chindro (also known as Stapoo or Kidi Kada) is a popular rural game of Indian Sub-Continent. Though mostly considered a rural game, it is frequently played in many urban areas as well. Primarily it is a favorite pastime of small and teenage girls, but young boys too can take part in it. The game costs nothing and ... Read »


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    • Chinese handball

    • Chinese handball (known in its 3-or-more-player forms as Ace-King-Queen, King(s), Down the River or Slugs), is a form of American handball popular on the streets of New York City, Philadelphia, and Bridgewater, New Jersey during the 1960s, '70s, and '80s and is still played today, mostly in New York City, Philadelphia, ... Read »


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    • Chinese jump rope

    • Chinese jump rope (Chinese: ; pinyin: tiàopíjÄ«n), also known as Chinese ropes, jumpsies, elastics, yoki, French skipping, and (in German) gummitwist, is a children's game resembling hopscotch and jump rope. The game is typically played by three or more players using a string of rubber bands that has been tied ... Read »


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    • Chinese wall (game)

    • British Bulldog (also: running red rovers, red rovers, rovers, jailbreak, octopus, seaweed, bullies, bullrush, Russian bulldog, bulldogs charge, or simply bulldogs) is a tag-based game, of which red rover and cocky laura are descendants. Most commonly one or two players – though this number may be higher in large ... Read »


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    • Chinese whispers

    • Chinese whispers—or telephone in the United States—is an internationally popular game, in which one person whispers a message to the ear of the next person through a line of people until the last player announces the message to the entire group. Although the objective is to pass around the message without it ... Read »


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    • The chocolate game

    • The Chocolate Game is a game often played at children's parties. Sometimes the game is referred to as "Dog's Dinner" or "Chocolate Boggle". The bar of chocolate is kept in its original foil and paper wrapper and/or it is wrapped with several layers of wrapping paper. The participants sit or stand in a circle aroun ... Read »


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    • Chopsticks (hand game)

    • Chopsticks is a hand game for two players, in which players extend a number of fingers from each hand and transfer those scores by taking turns to tap one hand against another. Chopsticks is an example of a combinatorial game, and is solved in the sense that with perfect play an optimal strategy from any point is known ... Read »


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    • Clumsy Thief

    • Clumsy Thief is a card game published by the company Melon Rind. The game was created by Jeanie Mehran in an effort to help her son with his addition skills. Clumsy Thief won several game awards including Academics' Choice, Major Fun Award and Parents' Choice Award in 2013. 84 Money cards, 6 Thief cards and 4 Ja ... Read »


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    • Cocky laura

    • Red rover (also known as forcing the city gates and octopus tag) is a game played primarily by children on playgrounds.This 19th-century children's group game (requiring around 10 or more players total) is thought to have originated in the United Kingdom and then spread to Australia, Canada, and the United States. The ... Read »


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    • Color war

    • Color war is a competition played in summer camps, schools and some social organizations (such as sororities, fraternities, or small businesses). Participants are divided into teams, each of which is assigned a color. The teams compete against each other in challenges and events to earn points. Typical color war challe ... Read »


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    • Conkers

    • Conkers is a traditional children's game in Britain and Ireland played using the seeds of horse chestnut trees—the name 'conker' is also applied to the seed and to the tree itself. The game is played by two players, each with a conker threaded onto a piece of string: they take turns striking each other's conker un ... Read »


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    • Cooties

    • Cooties is an imaginary childhood disease, used in the United States and Canada as a rejection term and an infection tag game (such as Humans vs. Zombies). It is similar to the British dreaded lurgi, and to terms used in the Nordic countries, in Italy, Australia, England and in New Zealand. A child is said to "catch" c ... Read »


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    • Crack the Whip

    • Crack the Whip is a simple outdoor children's game that involves physical coordination, and is usually played in small groups, either on grass or ice, usually grass. One player, chosen as the "head" of the whip, runs (or skates) around in random directions, with subsequent players holding on to the hand of the previous ... Read »


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    • Creep Mouse

    • Creep Mouse is an informal game played with babies. In the game, one (child, teenager, or adult) marching his or her two fingers up from the infant's toes towards the baby's midsection, reciting a rhythmic verse something like “Here, comes, the, creep, mouse, from, the, barn, into, the, house” once the walkin ... Read »


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    • Cup game

    • The cup game is a children's clapping game that involves tapping and hitting a cup using a defined rhythm. The game can be played by many players seated around a table and is often played in large groups. Each player possesses a cup and in unison the players tap out the defined rhythm using their cups. It can be played ... Read »


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    • Dal pat

    • Dal pat (Branch-leaf) is a popular game among children in rural Bihar and the Utter Pradesh State of India. It is played in a place surrounded by trees and uses a wooden stick. The game starts with the selection of Chor (Thief), generally done by using a poem. A player starts the poem and says a word of the poem for e ... Read »


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    • Dandy shandy

    • Dandy Shandy is a game played mainly by children, mostly girls in the Caribbean island of Jamaica. It is believed that children invented the game. It is not certain as to when the game was invented but it can be tracked back to as far as the nineteen fifties. It is played with a minimum of three players. Two players s ... Read »


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    • Darebase

    • Darebase, also spelled "dare base," is a tag game between two or more teams on an open field that places a premium on speed and agility. Darebase holds some similarity to capture the flag in its basic premise of chase, capture, and conquer. It differs in that the game field consists of a large no-man's land with team b ... Read »


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    • Dazzleoids

    • Dazzeloids is a 1994 children's CD-ROM game created by Rodney Greenblat. It also features a team of boredom banishers fighting the forces of mediocrity set by the Mediogre and his geeky assistant, Pin Bleeper. ... Read »


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    • Double Dutch (jump rope)

    • Double Dutch is a game in which two long jump ropes turning in opposite directions are jumped by one or more players jumping simultaneously. It is popular worldwide. Competitions in double Dutch range from block parties to the world level. During the spring of 2009, double Dutch became a varsity sport in New York City ... Read »


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    • Down Down Baby

    • "Down Down Baby" is a clapping game played by children in English-speaking countries. In the game, two or more children stand in a circle, and clap hands in tune to a rhyming song. As with most hand-clapping games, there are many variations. Modified versions of the song have appeared in Little Anthony and the Imperial ... Read »


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    • Dress-up

    • Dress-up is a game played mainly by children. It involves dressing up, usually to impersonate someone or something, like an animal or character in a fairy tale. The type of clothes they dress up in often resembles who they are trying to be, either adults' clothing or special play clothes designed specifically for dress ... Read »


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    • Duck, duck, goose

    • Duck, Duck, Goose

      Duck, duck, goose (sometimes called Duck, Duck, Gray Duck or Daisy in the Dell) is a traditional children's game often first learned in pre-school or kindergarten. The game may be later adapted on the playground for early elementary students. The object of this game is to walk in a circle, tapping on each player's head ... Read »


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    • Eeper Weeper

    • "Eeper Weeper" or "Heeper Peeper" is a popular English nursery rhyme and skipping song that tells the story of a chimney sweep who kills his second wife and hides her body up a chimney. The rhyme has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 13497. Iona and Peter Opie noted that the rhyme had been used in this form from at lea ... Read »


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    • Egg-and-spoon race

    • An egg-and-spoon race is a sporting event in which participants must balance an egg or similarly shaped item upon a spoon and race with it to the finishing line. At many primary schools an egg-and-spoon race is staged as part of the annual Sports Day, alongside other events such as the sack race and the three-legged ra ... Read »


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    • Egypte Kids

    • Egypte Kids

      Egypte Kids is an educational video game, released in 2001 for Windows-based PCs. It was developed by EMG and published by Cryo Interactive. The game is set in Heliopolis, a city located on the banks of the River Nile, in Ancient Egypt. The player solves mysteries to learn about subjects like life in Egypt and the Egy ... Read »


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    • Elefun

    • Elefun is a children's game from Hasbro. The object of the game is to use your net to catch as many butterflies as possible as they fly from a plastic elephant's metre (3.28')-long trunk, a plastic chute through which the paper butterflies travel, propelled up by a motor in the elephant, called Elefun for short. It was ... Read »


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    • Fingerplay

    • Fingerplay, commonly seen in early childhood, is hand action or movement combined with singing or spoken-words to engage the child's interest. According to Erikson, many children develop autonomy and "want to learn and imitate the activities and behavior of others." According to Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, ... Read »


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    • Fire on the Mountain (game)

    • Fire on the Mountain is a game played by children in Tanzania. This game can be played about people of all ages. You need at least 5 players for this game to work. The aim of the game is to be the player who stays in the game the longest. ... Read »


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    • Five Little Monkeys

    • "Five Little Monkeys" is an English language folk song and fingerplay. It is usually accompanied by a sequence of gestures that mimic the words of the song. Each successive verse sequentially counts down from the starting number. A commonly used version uses these words and gestures: Five little monkeys jumping on th ... Read »


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    • Fizz buzz

    • Fizz buzz is a group word game for children to teach them about division. Players take turns to count incrementally, replacing any number divisible by three with the word "fizz", and any number divisible by five with the word "buzz". Players generally sit in a circle. The player designated to go first says the num ... Read »


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    • Follow the leader (game)

    • Follow the leader is a children's game. First a leader or "head of the line" is chosen, then the children all line up behind the leader. The leader then moves around and all the children have to mimic the leader's actions. Any players who fail to follow or do what the leader does are out of the game. When only one pers ... Read »


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    • Forty forty

    • Forty forty, also known as Forty Forty In, 44 home, Mob Mob, Blocky 123, "Ackey 123', 45 and In, 99 In, Raleigh 123 and Pom 123 is a children's game combining elements of the games "It" and Hide and seek. One player is "on", or "It", and they must capture the other players by 'spying' them rather than by tagging. ... Read »


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    • Four corners (game)

    • Four corners is a children's game, often played in elementary schools. The object of the game is for players to choose corners of the room and not get caught by the designated "It" player until they are the last remaining participant. To begin, four corners (or general areas) of the room are marked from the numbers on ... Read »


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    • Four square

    • Four square

      Four squareis a ball game played among four players on a square court divided into quadrants. It is a popular game at elementary schools with little required equipment, almost no setup, and short rounds of play that can be ended at any time. Four square is usually played with a rubber playground ball, on a square cour ... Read »


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    • Fruit Basket Turnover

    • Fruit Basket Turnover or Fruit Basket Upset, also known as Fruit Salad, Fruit Bowl, Fruits Basket [sic] and others is a children's game. Fruit Basket usually refers to a variation in which each fruit is ostensibly associated with only one player, and the player in the centre must call two fruit names. The game i ... Read »


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    • Fukuwarai

    • Fukuwarai (), or in English, "Lucky Laugh", is a Japanese game played around the Lunar New Year. The game is usually played by children, but adults may play also. The game is similar to that of Pin the Tail on the Donkey except for being performed on a table. The players of Fukuwarai put parts of the face (such as the ... Read »


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    • Funnel ball

    • Funnel ball is a common playground game. A giant fiberglass or plastic funnel, roughly 5ft in diameter with a 45 degree pitch, is placed atop a post. The exits of the funnel are multiple 1ft diameter holes or tubes, projected parallel to the ground, and spaced equally around the bottom. Play consists of tossing a ball ... Read »


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    • Ga-ga

    • Ga-ga (Hebrew: גע-גע‎‎ literally 'touch-touch') is a variant of dodgeball that is played with one ball. The game combines dodging, striking, running, and jumping, with the object of being the last person standing. Players hit the ball at each other with their hands, and are eliminated if the ball ... Read »


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    • Game of graces

    • The game of graces was a popular activity for young girls during the early 1800s. The game was invented in France during the first quarter of the 19th century and called there le jeu des graces. The game of graces was considered a proper game benefiting young ladies and, supposedly, tailored to make them more graceful. ... Read »


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    • Geography (game)

    • Word chain, also known as Grab on Behind, Last and First, Alpha and Omega, and The Name Game. is a word game in which players come up with words that begin with the letter or letters that the previous word ended with. A category of words is usually chosen, there is a time limit such as five seconds, and words may not b ... Read »


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    • Giddy-gaddy

    • Giddy-gaddy, also known as cat's pallet, was a children's game played in Manchester, England, almost certainly a variation on tip-cat. It involved "striking one end of a sharpened piece of wood causing it to rise and then driving it some distance with a stick"; the object was to hit it as far as possible. The name "gid ... Read »


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    • Gonggi

    • Gonggi

      Gonggi (공기, pronounced gong-gee) is a popular Korean children's game that is traditionally played using 5 or more small grape-sized pebbles. Nowadays, children buy colourful plastic stones instead of finding pebbles. It can be played alone or with friends. The stones are called gonggitdol (공깃돌) ... Read »


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    • Hana Ichi Monme

    • Hana Ichi Monme (花一匁?) is a traditional Japanese children's game. The game is similar to the game Red Rover in the Western world. This game is often played in kindergartens and elementary schools. The children split into two groups, and the members of each group hold hands, so that the teams face each ot ... Read »


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    • Hangman (game)

    • Hangman is a paper and pencil guessing game for two or more players. One player thinks of a word, phrase or sentence and the other tries to guess it by suggesting letters or numbers, within a certain number of guesses. The word to guess is represented by a row of dashes, representing each letter of the word. In mo ... Read »


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    • He loves me... he loves me not

    • He loves me, he loves me not or She loves me, she loves me not (originally effeuiller la marguerite in French) is a game of French origin, in which one person seeks to determine whether the object of their affection returns that affection or not. A person playing the game alternately speaks the phrases "He (or she) lo ... Read »


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    • Here Comes an Old Soldier from Botany Bay

    • Here Comes an Old Soldier from Botany Bay, commonly known as Here Comes an Old Soldier or just Old Soldier, is a nursery rhyme and children's game found in Australia, the United States, and the British Isles. The game and rhyme date to at least the late nineteenth century. Here comes an old soldier from Botany Bay ... Read »


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    • Hide-and-seek

    • Hide-and-seek

      Hide-and-seek (or hide-and-go-seek) is a popular children's game in which any number of players conceal themselves in the environment, to be found by one or more seekers. The game is played by one player chosen (designated as being "it") closing their eyes and counting to a predetermined number while the other players ... Read »


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    • Hill, dill, over the hill

    • British Bulldog (also: running red rovers, red rovers, rovers, jailbreak, octopus, seaweed, bullies, bullrush, Russian bulldog, bulldogs charge, or simply bulldogs) is a tag-based game, of which red rover and cocky laura are descendants. Most commonly one or two players – though this number may be higher in large ... Read »


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    • Hobby horse polo

    • Hobby horse polo (German: Steckenpferdpolo) is a mixed team sport played on hobby horses. It is similar to other polo variants, such as canoe polo, cycle polo, camel polo, elephant polo, golfcart polo, Segway polo, auto polo and yak polo, in that it uses parts of the polo rules, however it has its own specialities. ... Read »


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    • Hoop rolling

    • Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, is both a sport and a child's game in which a large hoop is rolled along the ground, generally by means of an object wielded by the player. The aim of the game is to keep the hoop upright for long periods of time, or to do various tricks. Hoop rolling has been documented since ... Read »


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    • Hopscotch

    • Hopscotch is a children's game that can be played with several players or alone. Hopscotch is a popular playground game in which players toss a small object into numbered spaces of a pattern of rectangles outlined on the ground and then hop or jump through the spaces to retrieve the object. To play hopscotch, a co ... Read »


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    • Hot lava (game)

    • Hot lava (or the floor is lava) is a game, usually played by children, in which the players imagine that the floor or ground is made of lava (or any other lethal substance, such as acid or quicksand), and thus avoid touching the ground lest they get burned or otherwise injured. The players stay off of the floor by stan ... Read »


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    • Hot potato (game)

    • Hot potato is a party game that involves players gathering in a circle and tossing a small object such as a beanbag or tennis ball to each other while music plays. The player who is holding the "hot potato" is out when the music stops. Play continues until only one player is left. The game is designed to be fast-paced ... Read »


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    • House (game)

    • House, also referred to as "playing house" or "play grown up", is a traditional game, a form of make believe where children or adults take on the roles of a nuclear family, which typically consists of a father, mother, a child/children, a baby, and a cat/dog. This game is most commonly played with children ages 3†... Read »


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    • Huckle buckle beanstalk

    • Huckle Buckle Beanbag, also called Hide the Object or Hide the Key, is a childhood game which involves the hiding and seeking of an object. It is a variation of a traditional parlour game which can be played with two or more players, one being the hider, or the person who is "it," and the other person or persons being ... Read »


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    • I spy

    • I spy is a guessing game where the Spy or It says "I spy with my little eye..." and players have to guess the object the Spy saw. About Parenting recommends the game for "doctor's offices, restaurants and other places where you sometimes have to wait with kids", but discourages its use in moving cars. The way play ... Read »


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    • Imaginary friend

    • Imaginary friends (also known as pretend friends or invisible friends) are a psychological and social phenomenon where a friendship or other interpersonal relationship takes place in the imagination rather than external physical reality. Although they may seem very real to their creators, children usually understand th ... Read »


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    • Ip dip

    • Ip dip is a rhythmic counting-out game with many variations, the purpose of which is to select an individual from a group, for instance to choose the starting player of a game. It has been commonly used in British playgrounds for many years. The speaker of the rhyme points to a different person in order as each stress ... Read »


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    • Jinx (children's game)


    • Johnny Whoop

    • Johnny Whoop, also known as Johnny, Johnny, is a children's hand game. One person holds out his or her hand and touches each finger with the other hand's index finger, from the pinky to the index finger, then slides the other hand's index finger down between the index finger and the thumb, then touches the thumb, and t ... Read »


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    • Kagome Kagome

    • Kagome Kagome (かごめかごめ, or 籠目籠目) is a Japanese children's game and the song associated with it. One player is chosen as the oni (literally demon or ogre, but similar to the concept of "it" in tag) and sits blindfolded (or with their eyes covered). The other children join ... Read »


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    • Keep away

    • Keep Away, also called Piggy in the Middle, Monkey in the Middle, Pickle in a Dish, or Pickle in the Middle, or more popularly known as "Monkey", is a children's game in which two or more players must pass a ball to one another, while a player in the middle attempts to intercept it. The game could be considered a rever ... Read »


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    • Kick-to-kick

    • Kick-to-kick is a pastime and well-known tradition of Australian rules football fans, and a recognised Australian term for kick and catch type games. In its "markers up" form, it is the usual casual version of Australian rules (similar to the relationship between backyard/beach cricket and the established forms of cric ... Read »


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    • King of the Hill (game)

    • King of the Hill (also known as King of the Mountain or King of the Castle) is a children's game, the object of which is to stay on top of a large hill or pile (or any other designated area) as the "King of the Hill". Other players attempt to knock the current King off the pile and take their place, thus becoming the n ... Read »


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    • Knock, Knock, Ginger

    • Knock, knock, ginger (also known as knock down ginger, ding dong ditch and numerous variants) is a prank or game dating back to 19th-century England, or possibly the earlier Cornish traditional holiday of Nickanan Night. The game is played by children in many cultures. It involves knocking on the front door (or ringing ... Read »


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    • Knockout (board game)

    • Knockout was a board game manufactured by Milton Bradley in 1980s and again by Hasbro in the 1990s. The game itself is similar to Don't Break the Ice. Before the game begins, a wall of 24 bricks (plus one "Knockout" brick) is constructed. A template is provided to assist where the bricks should be placed in the wall. ... Read »


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    • Knucklebones

    • Knucklebones, Tali, Fivestones, or Jacks, is a game of ancient origin, usually played with five small objects, or ten in the case of jacks. Originally the "knucklebones" (actually the astragalus, a bone in the ankle, or hock) were those of a sheep, which were thrown up and caught in various manners. Modern knucklebones ... Read »


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    • Leapfrog

    • Leapfrog is a children's game in which players vault over each other's stooped backs. Games of this sort have been called by this name since at least the late sixteenth century. The game was also played in colonial America. The first participant rests their hands on knees and bends over, which is called giving a ... Read »


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    • Light as a feather, stiff as a board

    • Light as a feather, stiff as a board, sometimes known as pig in a blanket, stiff as a board, is a game played by children at slumber parties. The phrase has also become established in popular culture as a reference to a levitation trick, and has been referred to in various media accounts. In performing magic this effec ... Read »


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    • Luksong baka

    • Loosely translated in English, as “Jump over the Cow.”, is a traditional Filipino game that originated from Bulacan, it involves a minimum of 3 players and a maximum of 10 players. It involves the players jumping over the person called the "Baka", and the main goal of the players is to successfully jump over ... Read »


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    • Make believe

    • Make believe, also known as pretend play, is a loosely structured form of play that generally includes role-play, object substitution and nonliteral behavior. What separates play from other daily activities is its fun and creative aspect rather than being an action performed for the sake of survival or necessity. Child ... Read »


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    • Makura-Nage

    • A Makura-Nage (Japanese: 枕投げ, まくらなげ) is a game from Japan in which children throw pillows at each other. A typical occasion to play it is after the futons are prepared (especially after the official lights-off time) in summer camp. While a pillow fight mainly takes the form of b ... Read »


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    • Marble (toy)

    • A marble is a small spherical toy often made from glass, clay, steel, plastic or agate. These balls vary in size. Most commonly, they are about 1 cm (1⁄2 in) in diameter, but they may range from less than 1 mm (1⁄30 in) to over 8 cm (3 in), while some art glass marbles for display purposes a ... Read »


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    • MASH (game)

    • MASH is a two-player paper-and-pencil game, commonly played by preteens intended to predict one's future. The name is an acronym of "Mansion, Apartment, Shack/Street/Shed/Sewers/Swamp, and House". The game can be expanded to "DMASH" (the D standing for Dome) or "MASHO" (O standing for outhouse) or "MASH-IT" (the I stan ... Read »


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    • Menko

    • Menko (めんこ, 面子), also known as Bettan or Patchin, is a Japanese card game played by two or more players. It is also the name of the type of cards used to play this game. Each player uses Menko cards made from thick paper or cardboard, printed on one or both sides with images from anime, manga, ... Read »


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    • Mercy (game)

    • Mercy is a popular game of strength, skill and endurance in Britain, Canada, Pakistan, India, and the USA, among other countries. The game is played by two players who grasp each other's hands (with interlocked fingers). The aim is to twist the opponents hands or bend the fingers until the opponent surrenders. Two ... Read »


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    • Milk caps (game)

    • Pogs, generically milk caps, is a game that was popular among children during the early to mid 1990s. The brand name "Pog" is owned by the World Pog Federation. The name pog originates from POG, a brand of juice made from passionfruit, orange, and guava; the use of POG bottle caps to play the game preceded the game's ... Read »


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    • Mr. Bucket

    • Mr. Bucket

      Mr. Bucket is a tabletop game and toy published by Milton Bradley and released c. 1992 which was discontinued but re-released in 2007. The game features a plastic, motorized bucket which ejects differently-colored balls from its mouth. The player(s) use plastic shovels to scoop up the balls and place them back inside M ... Read »


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    • Mumblety-peg

    • Mumblety-peg (also known as mumbley-peg, mumblepeg, mumble-the-peg, mumbledepeg or mumble-de-peg) is an old outdoor game played using pocketknives. The term "Mumblety-peg" came from the practice of putting a peg of about 2 or 3 inches into the ground. The loser of the game had to take it out with his teeth.Mark Twain's ... Read »


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    • Musical chairs

    • Musical chairs

      Musical chairs is a game of elimination involving players, chairs, and music, with one fewer chair than players. When the music stops whichever player fails to land on a chair is eliminated, with a chair then being removed and the process repeated until only one player remains. It is also a metaphor for pointless shuf ... Read »


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    • Musical statues

    • Musical statues is a children's game played at children's birthday parties in the UK; in the USA it is often called "Freeze Dance." It is similar to musical chairs. Players stand in an area, usually a dance hall and wait for the lights to turn off (controlled by the game master / judge). When the music starts the play ... Read »


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    • Nalugu Stambhalata (game)

    • Nalugu Stambhalata (Telugu: నాలుగు స్తంభాలాట; English Translation: A game of Four Pilars) is a children's game popular in the 1960s and 1970s, when the joint family system flourished in Andhra Pradesh, India. Children used to play this game in ... Read »


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    • New York Street Games

    • New York Street Games

      New York Street Games is a 2010 documentary film directed by Matt Levy about children's games played by kids in New York City for centuries. The games are fondly remembered by people who grew up in the city. Current and historical documentary footage shows children playing these games, interspersed with scenes of celeb ... Read »


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    • Nickels

    • Nickels is a betting game played with any desired denomination of coins. It is played on a flat, hard surface next to a back wall, such as the side of a building or a street curb. The objective of Nickels is to place your coin closer to the wall than your opponents. The play area consists of the following. Rules of t ... Read »


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    • Ninety-nine (addition card game)

    • Ninety-Nine

      Ninety-nine is a simple card game based on addition and reportedly popular among gypsies. It uses one or more standard decks of Anglo-American playing cards in which certain ranks have special properties, and can be played by any number of players. During the game, the value of each card played is added to a running to ... Read »


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    • Ninja (playground game)

    • Ninja is a common playground game, where the objective is to take turns swiping at the opponent's hands to eliminate them. The name originates from the feudal Japanese assassin. It is commonly played at meet-ups and conventions. The rules of ninja are simple, and have only a few pivotal rules for play. In a game, play ... Read »


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    • Ohajiki

    • Ohajiki (おはじき?) is a traditional Japanese children's game similar to marbles. It is played with small coin-shaped pieces also called ohajiki. The pieces are typically made of glass or plastic, although historically the game was often played with pebbles or go stones. The game became popular as an in ... Read »


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    • Oonch Neech

    • Oonch Neech (or Oonch Neech ka Papada) is a rural and urban street children's game and variation of Tag game played of North India and Pakistan. Oonch Neech (Hindi) translates Up and Down in English. In Andhra Pradesh, it is played in the name of Nela Banda, (Telugu:నేల-బండ) which is now ... Read »


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    • Orbliquet

    • Orbliquet, pronounced Orb-li-kit, is the South African Four Square. Orbliquet is the South African version of the ever-popular game Four Square. Played at St Stithians College and all over the country, it has become one of the most popular break-time games in many schools. Although similar to the English and Austr ... Read »


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    • Oshikura Manju

    • Oshikura Manju (押し競饅頭) is a very simple Japanese game that is played on cold days in order to get warm. The game is played with at least three players, but it is better if there are more. The players first gather around in a circle, as close to each other as possible. They face the outside, st ... Read »


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    • Paper Chase (game)

    • Paper Chase (also known as Hare and Hounds or Chalk Chase) is a racing game played outdoors (best played within a wood or even a shrubbery maze) with any number of players. At the start of the game, one person is designated the 'hare' and everyone else in the group are the 'hounds'. The 'hare' starts off ahead of every ... Read »


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    • Paper football

    • Paper football (also called FIKI Football, Finger football, Chinese Football, Flick Football, or Tabletop Football) refers to a table-top game, loosely based on American football, in which a sheet of paper folded into a small triangle is slid back and forth across a table top by two opponents. This game is widely pract ... Read »


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    • Paper fortune teller

    • A fortune teller (also called a cootie catcher,chatterbox,salt cellar, or whirlybird) is a form of origami used in children's games. Parts of the fortune teller are labelled with colours or numbers that serve as options for a player to choose from, and on the inside are eight flaps, each concealing a message. The perso ... Read »


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    • Para-balloon

    • A para-balloon is a tool used in a variety of games. It is in a parachute shape and is made up of fragments of colorful cloth in multiple, bright colours. An unknown Japanese visitor saw a game involving a parachute at a YMCA in the United States in October 1960 and also in Los Angeles and was attracted to it. In the ... Read »


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    • Pass the ring

    • Pass the ring is a family or children's game that needs a ring (or similar such small object). The "it" puts their hands together in a praying-like motion, with the ring between them. The remainder of the players line up beside each other with their hands in the same praying-like motion. The "it" must then walk down th ... Read »


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    • Payana

    • Payana is a children's game, originally called "kapichua". Similar to Jacks, the game is played with five little stones, and involves picking them from the floor in the time between one stone being thrown up into the air and it being caught again. ... Read »


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    • Pease Porridge Hot

    • Pease Porridge Hot

      "Pease Porridge Hot" or "Pease Pudding Hot" (also known as "Peas Porridge Hot") is a children's singing game and nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19631. The lyrics to the rhyme are: The origins of this rhyme are unknown. The name refers to a type of porridge made from peas, pease pudding, al ... Read »


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    • Peekaboo

    • Peekaboo (also spelled peek-a-boo) is form of play primarily played with an infant. To play, one player hides their face, pops back into the view of the other, and says Peekaboo!, sometimes followed by I see you! There are many variations: for example, where trees are involved, "Hiding behind that tree!" is sometimes a ... Read »


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    • Pick-up sticks

    • Pick-up sticks or pick-a-stick is a game of physical and mental skill. A bundle of "sticks", between 8 and 20 centimeters long, are held in a loose bunch and released on a table top, falling in random disarray. Each player, in turn, must remove a stick from the pile without disturbing the remaining ones. One root of ... Read »


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    • Pie (game)

    • Pie or, Pieman, Pieman is an outdoor game for more than three children. Its origin is unknown. A variant exists called Easter Eggs. The game requires a seating area for the players (such as a flight of porch steps or a garden wall) which is designated the "Pie Shop" or "Bakery." Also required are a Goal distant from t ... Read »


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    • Pilolo

    • Pilolo is an outdoor game that is usually played among Ghanaian children. The literal English translation of the name is "time to search for". The game is played among ten or more children. When ten children have decided to play, one kid is chosen to be the leader of the game. The leader searches for small pieces of s ... Read »


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    • Pin the tail on the donkey

    • Pin the tail on the donkey is a game played by groups of children. The earliest version listed in a catalog of American games compiled by the American Game Collectors Association in 1998, is dated 1899, and attributed to Charles Zimmerling. It is common at birthday parties and other gatherings. A picture of a donkey w ... Read »


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    • Piñata


    • Pinners

    • Pinners is a Chicago neighborhood game played on the front-stoop or walls with angled bricks/stones which can be used to pop the ball up in the air. References and accounts of playing exist to 1949 or earlier. The batter would throw a rubber/tennis ball at the edge of the step or angled wall brick, and the fielder(s) w ... Read »


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    • Poison (game)

    • Poison is a traditional children's game, a variant of the game of tag. Jessie H. Bancroft's 1909 book Games for the Playground... describes it as follows. Children form a ring clasping their hands around a much smaller "poison" circle drawn on the floor or ground. The player are trying to push or pull each other to st ... Read »


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    • Pom-pom-pull-away

    • British Bulldog (also: running red rovers, red rovers, rovers, jailbreak, octopus, seaweed, bullies, bullrush, Russian bulldog, bulldogs charge, or simply bulldogs) is a tag-based game, of which red rover and cocky laura are descendants. Most commonly one or two players – though this number may be higher in large ... Read »


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    • Poor Mary

    • "Poor Mary" or "Poor Jenny" is a popular English language nursery rhyme and singing game. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 1377. Lyrics vary considerably for this song. Over a hundred known variations have been collected in Britain since the 1880s, not least in the use of the names, including Jenny, Mary an ... Read »


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    • Pop-up Pirate

    • Pop-up Pirate

      Pop-Up Pirate is a popular luck-based game for children manufactured by Tomy. It originated in Japan in 1975 under the name Kurohige Kiki Ippatsu (黒ひげ危機一発?, Lit. "Blackbeard in Danger") and has seen many iterations over the years. The pirate is placed into a spring-loaded barrel ... Read »


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    • Princess and the Pea (board game)

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    • The Princess and the Pea

      Princess and the Pea is a children's board game loosely based on "The Princess and the Pea", a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, in which each player tries to build the highest stack of mattresses before reaching the final space on the board. It was first published by Winning Moves Games USA in 2003 and was republ ... Read »


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    • Punch buggy

    • Punch buggy (also called punch bug, punch car, punch dub, piggy punch, slug bug, or beetle bug) is a car game generally played by children in which participants punch each other on the arm upon first sight of a Volkswagen Beetle while calling out "Punch buggy!" or "Slug bug!" in reference to the Beetle's nickname, the ... Read »


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    • Push-pin (game)

    • Push-pin was an English child's game played from the 16th until the 19th centuries. It is also known as "put-pin", and it is similar to Scottish games called "Hattie" and "Pop the Bonnet". In philosophy it has been used as an example of a relatively worthless form of amusement. In push-pin each player sets one pin ... Read »


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    • Puss in the corner (children's game)


    • Quaker Meeting (child's game)


    • Quiet game

    • The quiet game is a children's game where children must stay quiet. Stillness is sometimes a rule but in most cases not. The last child or team to make noise wins the game. It is usually acceptable for players to make sounds they cannot control, such as sneezing whereas talking would cause a player to get out. The game ... Read »


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    • Red hands

    • Red hands, also known as hot hands, slapsies, slap jack, red tomato (Northern Britain), slaps, or simply the hand-slap game, is a children's game which can be played by two players. One player (the "slappee") places their hands palm down, hovering above the other player's (the "slapper") hands. The slapper hovers thei ... Read »


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    • Red Rover

    • Red rover (also known as forcing the city gates and octopus tag) is a game played primarily by children on playgrounds.This 19th-century children's group game (requiring around 10 or more players total) is thought to have originated in the United Kingdom and then spread to Australia, Canada, and the United States. The ... Read »


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    • Ringolevio

    • Ringolevio (also spelled ringalevio or ring-a-levio) is a children's game that may be played anywhere but which originates in the teeming streets of New York City, and is known to have been played there at least as far back as the late 19th century, when it was known as "ring relievo." It is one of the many variations ... Read »


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    • Rousette skating

    • Rousette skating is a skating event, usually organized by schools, student organizations, or sports clubs. It has been traditionally held on Valentine's Day. Every skater participating in the event is assigned a numbered rosette (a rose-shaped ribbon or bow), blue for males and rose or pink for females. The skater's ta ... Read »


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    • Rushing bases

    • British Bulldog (also: running red rovers, red rovers, rovers, jailbreak, octopus, seaweed, bullies, bullrush, Russian bulldog, bulldogs charge, or simply bulldogs) is a tag-based game, of which red rover and cocky laura are descendants. Most commonly one or two players – though this number may be higher in large ... Read »


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    • Russian four square

    • A schematic layout of Russian four square.
      Nicknames Russian Foursquare, RFS First played Mid-20th century Soviet Russia Characteristics Contact yes Team members none, players fly solo Mixed gender Yes, separate competitions Type amateur sports,
    • Russian four square

      Russian four square was started in the Soviet Union. Russian four square is a variation of the Russian game Квадрат (square). To play Russian four square a player would need: Each player starts off with 5 points. The goal is to get to the king's square and stay there. When you do so you becom ... Read »


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    • Sepak Tekong

    • Sepak Tekong

      Sepak tekong is one of the traditional games from Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The phrase sepak tekong comes from Minangkabau language, it consists of two words which each of them carries their own meaning. The word "Sepak” means “Menendang” or “Menyepak” in Indonesian or equivalent with th ... Read »


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    • Shoe tossing

    • Shoe tossing, the act of using shoes as projectiles or improvised weapons, is a constituent of a number of folk sports and practices. Today, it is commonly the act of throwing a pair of shoes onto telephone wires, powerlines, or other raised wires. A related practice is shoe tossing onto trees or fences. Shoe dang ... Read »


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    • Silent ball

    • Silent ball is the Psi Chi national game in which a ball (representing the psyche) is thrown from player to player (representing cheires) while everyone remains silent. The game was created to stimulate interpersonal relationships, stemming from experiments by Philip G. Zimbardo. Silent sit ball was created by Penny M ... Read »


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    • Simon Says

    • Simon Says (or Simple Simon Says) is a child's game for 3 or more players where 1 player takes the role of "Simon" and issues instructions (usually physical actions such as "jump in the air" or "stick out your tongue") to the other players, which should only be followed if prefaced with the phrase "Simon says", for exa ... Read »


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    • Skully (game)

    • Skully (also called skelly, skellies, skelsy, skellzies, scully, skelzy, loadies, scummy top, tops or caps but widely known as Scummy) is a children's game played on the streets of New York City and other urban areas. Sketched on the street usually in chalk, a skully or skelly board allows a game for two to six players ... Read »


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    • Skyscope

    • Skyscope, also known as "The Secret" (Polish: widoczek, niebko, sekret, aniołek - skyview, secret, little angel), is a creative children's game, popular throughout different parts of Poland in the latter half of the 20th century. The activity consists of creating some kind of a collage. In rarely visited places (of ... Read »


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    • Sleeping lions

    • Sleeping Lions (also known as "Dead Dogs," "Dead Donkey," or "Dead Fish") is a children's game. All but one or two players are "lions", and lie down on the floor, eyes closed, as if they were sleeping. The remaining one or two players ("hunters") move about the room attempting to encourage the lions to move. The hunte ... Read »


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    • Sleeping Queens

    • Sleeping Queens is a children's card game manufactured by Gamewright. The game was invented by six-year-old Miranda Evarts when she couldn't fall asleep. Upon her restlessness, the game was created. Her family helped her to develop the game and to find a publisher. Sleeping Queens (SQ) has received recommendations, in ... Read »


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    • Snap-dragon (game)

    • Snap-dragon (also known as Flap-dragon, Snapdragon, or Flapdragon) was a parlour game popular from about the 16th century. It was played during the winter, particularly on Christmas Eve. Brandy was heated and placed in a wide shallow bowl; raisins were placed in the brandy which was then set alight. Typically, lights w ... Read »


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    • Snow fort

    • A snow fort or snow castle is a usually open-topped temporary structure made of snow walls that is usually used for recreational purposes. Snow forts are generally built by children as a playground game or winter pastime and are used as defensive structures in snowball fights. They are also built and used for make-beli ... Read »


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    • Spud (game)

    • Spud is a game for children and adults, where players try to eliminate each other by catching and throwing an inflated and generally soft ball. It is related to "call ball" and "ball tag". As few as three may play, with no upper limit. A large, open area is required. The game begins with each player being assigned a n ... Read »


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    • Squeak Piggy Squeak

    • Squeak Piggy Squeak is a parlour game that is sometimes called Grunt Piggy Grunt, Oink Piggy Oink. It is a variation of Blind Man's Bluff and was popular in the Victorian era. To play the game, one player is chosen to be the "farmer"; the others are the piggies. The farmer is blindfolded and holds a pillow. All other ... Read »


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    • Statues (game)

    • Statues, also known as Red Light, Green Light (US), Grandmother's Footsteps(UK), Un, deux trois, soleil (France), Daruma-san ga koronda (だるまさんがころんだ?, lit. "The Daruma Fell Over" (Japan)), Peili (tr. "Mirror") (Finland), Winnie the Pooh (Мечо Пух, li ... Read »


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    • Steal the Bacon

    • Steal the bacon is a tag-based children's game, in which teams try to steal a flag or other item (the "bacon") from the field without being tagged. The players are divided into teams, typically two. Players are assigned a call-sign, often a number, which is shared by a member of the opposing team. The teams line u ... Read »


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    • Stick bomb

    • A stick bomb is a (mechanical) spring-loaded device constructed out of flat sticks woven together under a bending moment. Other names for stick bombs include Chinese stick puzzles, xyloexplosives, and frame bombs. Stick bombs are created for fun and as art, not for any practical use. Simple stick bombs made out of ... Read »


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    • Suicide (game)

    • Suicide (sometimes abbreviated to "suey"), or otherwise referred to as "elimination", is a game typically played by children and teenagers. The rules vary widely from place to place; those given below are not necessarily a "standard" form of the rules. Suicide requires at least two players, and can have as many as ... Read »


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    • Tag (game)

    • Tag

      Tag (also known as it, tig and many other names) is a playground game that involves one or more players chasing other players in an attempt to "tag" or touch them, usually with their hands. There are many variations; most forms have no teams, scores, or equipment. Usually when a person is tagged, the tagger says, "Tag, ... Read »


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    • Text roulette

    • Text roulette or SMS roulette is a game played chiefly by schoolchildren, in which they compose a text message on their mobile phone then send it to one of their contacts or a made-up number at random. BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Scott Mills makes regular use of texting as a form of entertainment. In an early form of ... Read »


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    • Three-legged race

    • A three-legged race involves two participants attempting to complete a short sprint with the left leg of one runner strapped to the right leg of another runner. The object is for the partners to run together without falling over, and beat the other contestants to the finish line. The longest distance run three-legged ... Read »


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    • Thumb war

    • A thumb war (pea-knuckle or pea-knuckle war in New Zealand) is a game played by two players in a tournament called a thumb-a-war (or thumb war) using the thumbs to simulate fighting. The object of the game is to pin the opponent's thumb, often to a count of three. The San Francisco Chronicle called the game "the miniat ... Read »


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    • Tiddlywinks

    • Tiddlywinks

      Tiddlywinks is an indoor game played on a flat felt mat with sets of small discs called "winks", a pot, which is the target, and a collection of squidgers, which are also discs. Players use a "squidger" (nowadays made of plastic) to shoot a wink into flight by flicking the squidger across the top of a wink and then ove ... Read »


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    • Tinker, Tailor

    • "Tinker Tailor" is a counting game, nursery rhyme and fortune telling song traditionally played in England, that can be used to count cherry stones, buttons, daisy petals and other items. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 802. Its American version is commonly used by children for "counting out," e.g. for choosing ... Read »


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    • Tiyakad

    • The Tiyakad is a Philippine cultural game and recreation uses bamboo hewn or tree branches that intersect floors prominent in the legs and rest intervals on the ground. The game played using up to 10 feet bamboo tree while 20th century Filipino recreation exaggerates, the stilt wood pursue more high tree branches to be ... Read »


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    • Toe wrestling

    • Toe wrestling is a sport involving two opponents who lock feet and attempt to pin the other's foot down. The game was invented by four drinkers in Ye Olde Royal Oak Inn in Wetton, Staffordshire in 1974, who were bemoaning the fact that the United Kingdom struggled to produce any world champions. Logically, if a ne ... Read »


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    • Traditional games in the Philippines

    • Traditional Filipino Games or Indigenous games in the Philippines (Tagalog: Laro ng Lahi) are games commonly played by children, usually using native materials or instruments. In the Philippines, due to limited resources of toys of Filipino children, they usually come up on inventing games without the need of anything ... Read »


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    • Traditional games of Andhra Pradesh

    • India has a number of traditional outdoor games which are played mostly by children but are still cherished by other people of any age, as it reminds them of their childhood days. These are usually enjoyable to play. Though with the advent of computer/video games and lately of mobile games, children prefer to spend the ... Read »


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    • Treasure hunt (game)

    • A treasure hunt is one of many different types of games with one or more players who try to find hidden objects or places by following a series of clues. Treasure hunt games may be an indoor or outdoor activity. Outdoors they can be played in a garden or the treasure could be located anywhere around the world. Tre ... Read »


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    • Tsere tsere

    • Tsere tsere is a children's game from South Africa. It is no longer frequently played. In Bantu tsere-tsere means 'walking deliberately'. ... Read »


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    • Tumbang preso

    • Tumbang preso ("knock down the prisoner"), also known as 'tumba lata ("knock down the can") or bato lata ("hit the can [with a stone]"), is a traditional Filipino children's game. It is usually played in backyards, parks, or in streets when there is little vehicular traffic. The equipment needed are an empty milk ... Read »


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    • La víbora de la mar


    • Wallball

    • Wallball is a type of school yard game similar to butts up, aces-kings-queens, Chinese handball, Pêl-Law (Welsh handball) and American handball (American handball is sometimes actually referred to as wallball). The sport was played by a few schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, then began gaining ... Read »


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    • Weet weet

    • Weet weet (also called wit-wit or throwing the play stick) is an Australian Aboriginal children's throwing game popular in some parts of Australia. Weet weet is also the traditional name of the object that is thrown, but it is also called a "kangaroo rat". A traditional weet weet it is difficult to recreate, so a club ... Read »


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    • What's the time, Mr Wolf?


    • Who's Missing (game)


    • Wink murder

    • Wink Murder is a party game or parlour game in which a secretly-selected player is able to "kill" others by winking at them, while the surviving players try to identify the killer. The game is also variously known as Killer, Murder in the Dark, Lonely Ghost and Killer Killer. The practical minimum number of players is ... Read »


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    • Word chain

    • Word chain, also known as Grab on Behind, Last and First, Alpha and Omega, and The Name Game. is a word game in which players come up with words that begin with the letter or letters that the previous word ended with. A category of words is usually chosen, there is a time limit such as five seconds, and words may not b ... Read »


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    • Zingo!

    • Zingo! is a game inspired by Bingo released by ThinkFun in 2002. Players try to fill their Zingo! cards with matching tiles from the Zingo! "Zinger". In the game, the dealer slides the Zinger to reveal two tiles at a time. When a player sees a tile that matches a picture on his/her board, he/she calls out the name of ... Read »


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    • Zip and bong

    • Zip and bong (also known as zip bong, zip 'n' bong, or zip zip bong) is a car or party group-dynamic game which requires little skill and no accessories. Surfacing around the turn of the 21st century, it is widespread throughout the United States, with documented practice on the East and West Coasts and in the Midwest ... Read »


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  • What Else?

    • Children's games

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