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    • Game of physical skill

    • A game of skill is a game where the outcome is determined mainly by mental or physical skill, rather than by chance. A game of skill generally has an element of chance, but skill plays a greater role in determining the outcome. Most games of skill also involve a degree of chance, due to natural aspects of the environm ... Read »


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    • Archery Tag

    • Archery Tag is a sport similar to dodgeball where participants shoot one another using a bow and arrows with large foam tips. Players are eliminated when hit by an arrow, or if another player catches an arrow they shot. To avoid injury, participants wear protective facemasks and use bows with less than 30lb draw weight ... Read »


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    • Arm wrestling

    • Arm Wrestling

      Arm wrestling involves two participants. Each places one arm on a surface with their elbows bent and touching the surface, and they grip each other's hand. The goal is to pin the other's arm onto the surface, the winner's arm over the loser's arm. Various factors can play a part in one's success in arm wrestling. ... Read »


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    • Aunt Sally Singles World Championship

    • Aunt Sally is a traditional English throwing game played in pub gardens or fairgrounds dating back to the 17th Century in which players throw sticks or battens at a model of an old woman's head. In 2011 the inaugural Aunt Sally World Championships took place at the Charlbury Beer Festival in Charlbury, West Oxfordshir ... Read »


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    • Ball-in-a-maze puzzle

    • Ball-in-a-maze puzzles are dexterity puzzles which involve manipulating either a maze (or labyrinth) or one or several balls so that the ball or balls are manoeuvered towards a goal. Toys like this have been popular since Pigs in Clover was invented by Charles Martin Crandall in the 1880s, with the patent being applied ... Read »


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    • Bat a rat

    • Bat a rat (also known as "splat-the-rat") is a simple and cheaply constructed party game or stall at a fête or similar community event. The game is centred on a large wooden board stood up on end, upon which an open-ended metal or plastic or section of drainpipe has been mounted vertically. The stallholder introduc ... Read »


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    • Blockhead!

    • Blockhead! is a game invented in 1952 by G.W. "Jerry" D'Arcey and developed by G.W. and Alice D'Arcey in San Jose, California. Originally consisting of 20 brightly colored wooden blocks of varying shapes, the object of the game is to add blocks to a tower without having it collapse on your turn. The first player s ... Read »


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    • Bop It

    • Bop It toys are a line of audio games where play consists of following a series of commands issued through speakers by the toy, which has multiple inputs including pull handles, twisting cranks, spinnable wheels, toggle switches - with pace speeding up as the player progresses. Based on concepts originally patented by ... Read »


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    • British and World Marbles Championship

    • This ancient event takes place each year on Good Friday and has been played annually in its current format, since 1932 at the Greyhound public house in Tinsley Green, West Sussex, is a team event, where teams of six players participate in a marbles knock-out tournament to win the title and a silver trophy. The event is ... 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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    • Buckaroo!

    • Buckaroo! is a game of physical skill, intended for players aged four and above. Buckaroo! is made by Milton Bradley, a division of the toy company Hasbro. The game centers on an articulated plastic model of a mule named "Roo" (or "Buckaroo"). The mule begins the game standing on all four feet, with a blanket on i ... Read »


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    • Button football

    • Button football is a football (soccer) simulation game played on a table-top using concave "disks" or "buttons" as players. Board dimensions, markings, and rules of play are modeled to simulate standard football. It is popular throughout all of Brazil, and Hungary as well as other countries in Europe. The term "button ... Read »


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    • 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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    • 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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    • Chajeon Nori

    • Chajeon Nori, occasionally translated as Juggernaut Battle, is a traditional Korean game usually played by men, originating in the Andong region. It may have originated as a commemoration of Wang Geon's victory over Gyeon Hwon at the Battle of Gochang in 935, near the end of the Later Three Kingdoms period. It resemble ... Read »


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    • Chubby Bunny

    • Chubby Bunny is an informal recreational and hazing game that involves the placement of an increasing number of marshmallows or similar items such as cotton balls into one's own mouth and stating a phrase that is intended to be difficult to say clearly with a filled mouth. The game is often played where marshmallows ar ... Read »


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    • Coconut shy

    • A coconut shy (or coconut shie) is a traditional game frequently found as a sidestall at funfairs and fêtes. The game consists of throwing wooden balls at a row of coconuts balanced on posts. Typically a player buys three balls and wins each coconut successfully dislodged. In some cases other prizes may be won inste ... Read »


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    • Crossbows and Catapults

    • Crossbows and Catapults, also known as Battlegrounds, is a game of physical skill first released in 1983. It has since been published by several different game publishers including Lakeside, Alga (Brio), Base Toys, Tomy and currently Moose Toys (under the name Battlegrounds Crossbows and Catapults). In the game two sid ... Read »


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    • Crud (game)

    • Crud (also known as "Slosh) is a fast-paced game loosely based on billiards or pool, and originated in the Royal Canadian Air Force. It is played in units of the Canadian Forces, the Canadian Coast Guard, the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the Royal Australian Air F ... Read »


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    • Cup-and-ball

    • Cup-and-ball

      Cup-and-ball (or ball in a cup) or ring and pin is a traditional children's toy. It is generally a wooden handle, to which a small ball is attached by a string, and which has one or two cups, or a spike, upon which the player tries to catch the ball. It is popular in Spanish-speaking countries, where it is called by a ... Read »


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    • Dart golf

    • Dart golf games are games in which darts are thrown at traditional dart boards or dart boards that resemble golf courses with colored areas that represent a golf course. Dart golf games use golf-like rules and scoring. Rules and board configurations of the game vary from league to league, but are generally played singl ... Read »


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    • Dartball

    • Dartball is a game in which darts are thrown at a large wooden or homasote board that resembles a baseball field with colored areas which denote bases. Dartball uses baseball-like rules and scoring. Dartball rules and board configurations vary from league to league, but generally teams comprise either seven or nine pl ... Read »


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    • Deck tennis

    • Deck tennis is a sport that was played on the decks of passenger and cruise ships and is still practiced to a small extent. The sport is a hybrid between tennis and quoits, and is played with either the rubber disk or ring, or a similarly-sized rope ring. The sport has been standardized and formalized in several countr ... Read »


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    • Dodgeball

    • Dodgeball is a game in which players on two teams try to throw balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves. In North America, the game is typically played among children ages 6–12 in elementary school. However, internationally, the sport has also emerged as a popular middle school, high school and coll ... 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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    • Ear pull

    • The ear pull is a traditional Inuit game or sport which tests the competitors' ability to endure pain, and also strength. In the ear pull, two competitors sit facing each other, their legs straddled and interlocked. A two-foot-long loop of string, similar to a thick, waxed dental floss, is looped behind their ears, con ... Read »


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    • Fascination (game)

    • Fascination is a game commonly found in North American amusement parks, boardwalks and arcades. The game would be considered in the same family as skee ball, in that prizes are often won for playing the game. The game dates to the 1920s as evidenced in pictures of Chutes at the Beach in San Francisco, a park that opera ... Read »


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    • Fast and Loose (con game)

    • Fast and Loose is a cheating game played at fairs by sharpers. It is also known as Pricking the Garter (Renaissance), The Strap (1930 con man argot), The Old Army Game (World War II), The Australian Belt, and Pricking at the Belt. In older periods, the leather or cloth webbing garters that men used to hold their s ... Read »


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    • Fingerhakeln

    • Fingerhakeln is an old athletic sports in countries of the Alps, predominantly practiced in Bavaria and Austria. When practicing Fingerhakeln, both opponents are sitting at a table opposite to each other and try to pull the opponent to himself on the finger over the table border. By physical force, overcoming the stre ... Read »


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    • Flibbix

    • Flibbix is a dynamic board game by Merillian for two to five players, in which players build their own game board using magnetic game board tiles, check off custom rules on a "Make your own Rules" sheet, and then play. Because the game board and rules can be changed before and during each game, players have a large nu ... Read »


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    • Hook-a-duck

    • Hook-a-duck is a traditional fairground stall game. It is sometimes known as the Duck Pond Game. A number of rubber ducks are floated in a water trough. The ducks have metal rings fastened to their heads. Although the ducks appear identical, a chosen few bear a hidden mark on their base. Ducks with hidden marks are co ... 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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    • Igunaujannguaq

    • Igunaujannguaq, an Inuit word which translates to "Frozen Walrus Carcass", is a game which involves a person (the "frozen walrus carcass") in the centre of a ring of people trying to remain stiff as he or she is passed, hand over hand, around the ring. The person who drops the "frozen walrus carcass" then becomes the " ... Read »


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    • ITHF table hockey

    • Table hockey is a sport played on table hockey games. The International Table Hockey Federation (ITHF) uses only table hockeys made by Stiga. The origin of the sport was the Swedish Championship 1982 in Upplands Väsby. Organized table hockey is played in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, in North America, but ta ... Read »


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    • Jachigi

    • Jachigi is a game where a long stick and two short sticks is hit and caught. First, a circular hole is dug on the ground, and a circle is drawn on the outside. After placing a short stick around the outside of the hole, it is hit with the long stick, and the rebounding stick (the short one that was just hit), is hit ag ... Read »


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    • Jenga

    • Jenga

      Jenga is a game of physical skill created by Leslie Scott, and currently marketed by Parker Brothers, a division of Hasbro. Players take turns removing one block at a time from a tower constructed of 54 blocks. Each block removed is then placed on top of the tower, creating a progressively taller structure. The name j ... Read »


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    • Jokari

    • Jokari is a game principally for two players, but it can also be played solo. The game consists of a rubber ball attached to an anchor by means of a long elastic band, which makes the ball come back when you hit it. Jokari is played with wooden paddles. The company does still exist, but has relocated to Carrollton, TX ... Read »


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    • Jolly Darkie Target Game

    • Jolly Darkie Target Game

      The Jolly Darkie Target Game was a game developed and manufactured by the McLoughlin Brothers (now part of Milton Bradley Company) which was released in 1890. It was produced until at least 1915. The objective of the game was to throw a wooden ball into a bullseye, the "gaping mouth" of the target in cardboard dec ... Read »


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    • Jonchets

    • Jonchets or onchets is a pick-up sticks game from France played with carved sticks. References to the game date back as far as the 17th century, and it was quite popular at the start of the 20th century. The sticks were originally made of rush, but later also from wood, bone or ivory. Jonchets can be played by 2 to 4 ... Read »


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    • Keg-tossing

    • Keg-tossing (or keg toss) is a sport that involves the heaving of a standard 15.5 gallon beer keg. Most people would refer to this type of keg as a "half-keg" or "half-barrel." The keg must be completely emptied before it should be tossed to avoid injuries. There are many different types of keg-tossing, as it is practi ... Read »


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    • KerPlunk (game)

    • KerPlunk is a children's game first marketed by the Ideal Toy Company in 1967. The game consists of a transparent plastic tube, plastic rods called straws (normally numbering 26 to 30 in total and of various colours – yellow and red predominantly) and several dozen marbles. The base contains four separate numbe ... Read »


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    • Khar-polis

    • Khar-polis is an Iranian game played by two teams of approximately 5 to 7. Literally translated, "Khar-polis" means "Donkey-cop". It is also played by Mexicans and is called CHINCHE AL AGUA. First, one team is designated as a Khar (English: donkey) team, and the other team is designated as the Polis (English: cop) ... 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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    • Labyrinth (marble game)

    • Labyrinth is a game of physical skill consisting of a box with a maze on top with holes, and a steel marble. The object of the game is to try to tilt the playfield to guide the marble to the end of the maze, without letting it fall into any of the holes. Some versions of the game feature a suspended maze surface that r ... Read »


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    • Ladder toss

    • Ladder toss is a lawn game played by throwing bolas (two balls connected by a string) onto a ladder. The game was formally known as "Horsey Golf" when it was first created. The items needed to play are two ladders and a set of three bolas per team. Each ladder has three rungs, each rung scoring a different point v ... Read »


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    • Mak kep

    • Mak kep (Thai: หมากเก็บ) or Thai pebbles tossing and picking is the Thai traditional game which is well known to most Thais. There is no accurate period of invention but it is believed to have been played since the Ayutthaya period. The place of origin is unclear. Some research s ... Read »


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    • Makoto (game)

    • Makoto is a game invented in Colorado in 1992. It is played in the Makoto Arena. In 2002, Makoto USA, Inc. (www.makoto-usa.com) purchased all intellectual property from the original designers and have been improving/redesigning it ever since. The current Makoto Arena bears little resemblance to the original design with ... 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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    • Matrak

    • Matrak is an Ottoman combat sport based on sword and shield fighting. Invented by famous Bosniak statesman of the Ottoman Empire, historian and scientist Nasuh Matrakčija Visočak (full name in Turkish: Nasuh bin Karagöz bin Abdullah el-Bosnavî) in the 16th century. It is played with wooden sticks covered wi ... Read »


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    • Mikado (game)

    • Mikado is a pick-up sticks game originating in Europe. In 1936, it was brought from Hungary (where it was called Marokko) to the United States and named pick-up sticks. It is a trivial game of India too, played in country side since it was named mikado. This term is not very specific in respect to existing stick game v ... 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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    • 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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    • Operation (game)

    • Operation

      Operation is a battery-operated game of physical skill that tests players' hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The game's prototype was invented in 1964 by John Spinello, a University of Illinois industrial design student at the time, who sold his rights to the game to Milton Bradley for a sum of USD $500 and ... Read »


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    • Paddle ball

    • Paddle ball is a one-person game played with a paddle and an attached ball. Using the flat paddle with the small rubber ball attached at the center via an elastic string, the player tries to hit the ball with the paddle in succession as many times as possible. The paddle is similar in size and shape to a table tennis ... Read »


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    • Palosebo

    • Palo-sebo (from the Spanish stick/pole grease) is a traditional Filipino game. A local variant of the greasy pole, it is likely derived from the Spanish cucaña. This game is usually played by boys during a town fiesta or on special occasions in the various Provinces of the Philippines. Long and straight bamboo ... Read »


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    • Peashooting

    • The peashooter (sometimes spelling pea-shooter or pea shooter) is a toy version of the blowgun or blowpipe. It is usually a tube that launches its projectiles via blowing. As the name suggests the normal ammunition is peas (usually dried), though other seeds, fruits, improvised darts, or wadded up paper can also be use ... Read »


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    • Perplexus

    • Perplexus (formerly known as Superplexus) is a 3-D ball-in-a-maze puzzle or labyrinth game enclosed in a transparent plastic sphere. By twisting and turning the sphere, players attempt to maneuver a small steel ball through an intricate maze composed of 100 steps along narrow plastic tracks. The range of levels is 30-1 ... Read »


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    • Pick-up sticks (Haida)

    • Haida pick-up sticks exist in two sorts. There were non-decorated thin playing sticks (not collected) and the other decorated, containing three sets of sticks. These were named after animals or birds only known by the owner or his family, according to Charles F. Newcombe. The decoration consists of rings and spiral ma ... Read »


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    • 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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    • Potato race

    • A potato race is a running contest, where the winner is the first who collects in a basket or other receptacle a number of potatoes, usually eight, placed, as a rule two yards apart, along a straight line, and then crosses a finish line five or ten yards farther on.  This article incorporates text from a publica ... 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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    • Shocking Duel

    • Shocking Duel is a game of pain endurance in which each player grips one of a pair of connected handles which deliver electric shocks of increasing intensity. The loser is the first player to release their handle. Pau Waelder studied similar games which delivered electric shocks to the opponent through a variety o ... Read »


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    • Skee ball

    • Skee-Ball is an arcade game and one of the first redemption games. It is similar to bowling except it is played on an inclined lane with fist-sized balls and the player aims to get the ball to fall into a hole rather than knock down pins. The object of the game is to collect as many points as possible by rolling balls ... Read »


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    • Skipping rope

    • A skipping rope (British English) or jump rope (American English) is a tool used in the sport of jump rope where one or more participants jump over a rope swung so that it passes under their feet and over their heads. There are multiple subsets of jump rope including: single freestyle, single speed, pairs, three person ... Read »


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    • Sports table football

    • Sports table football

      Sports table football is a sport based on the table top game of Subbuteo, marketed by the Newfooty Company and Subbuteo Sports Games. Since 1993, the sport has been administered worldwide by the Federation of International Sports Table Football (FISTF). FISTF was the result of negotiations between FISA (Federation of I ... 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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    • Stone skipping

    • Stone skipping is the pastime of throwing a flat stone across water in such a way that it bounces off the surface, preferably many times. The object of the game is to see how many times a stone can bounce before sinking. The North American Stone Skipping Association (NASSA), founded by Coleman-McGhee, in 1989 and ... Read »


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    • Subbuteo

    • Subbuteo

      Subbuteo is a group of table top games simulating team sports such as association football, cricket, both codes of rugby and hockey. The name is most closely associated with the football game, which for many years was marketed as "the replica of Association Football" or Table Soccer. The "Subbuteo" name is derived fro ... Read »


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    • Super Chexx

    • Super Chexx is a table hockey arcade game manufactured by Innovative Concepts in Entertainment (ICE). ICE began manufacturing these in 1982 and continues production to this day in Clarence, New York just outside Buffalo. These types of games are also known as bubble hockey, rod hockey, table hockey or dome hockey becau ... Read »


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    • Table hockey games

    • A table hockey game, also called rod hockey game, stick hockey, bubble hockey, and board hockey, is a game for two players, derived from ice hockey. The game consists of a representation of a hockey rink; the players score goals by hitting a small puck into the opposing "net" with cutout figures that represent hockey p ... 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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    • Throwing sports

    • Throwing sports, or throwing games, are physical, human competitions where the outcome is measured by a player's ability to throw an object. The two primary forms are throwing for distance and throwing at a given target or range. The four most prominent throwing for distance sports are in track and field: shot put, di ... 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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    • 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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    • Toss Across

    • Toss Across is a game first introduced in 1969 by the now defunct Ideal Toy Company. The game was designed by Marvin Glass and Associates and created by Hank Kramer, Larry Reiner and Walter Moe, and is now distributed by Mattel. It is a game in which participants play tic-tac-toe by lobbing small beanbags at targets in ... Read »


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    • Tough Guy Competition

    • Tough Guy claims to be the world's most demanding one-day survival ordeal. First staged in 1987, the Tough Guy Challenge is held on a 600-acre (2.42 square km) farm in Perton, Staffordshire, near Wolverhampton, England, and is organised by Billy Wilson (using the pseudonym "Mr. Mouse"). It has been described as "the t ... Read »


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    • Tournament of Knights

    • Tournament Of Knights

      Tournament Of Knights (Swedish Riddarspelet, literally The knight game) is a game of physical skill, in which players toss wooden balls firstly into a triangle area, then knock down blocks in order. The game was invented in 2001 by Micael Hellberg, Sweden, and is manufactured by Bex Sport AB in Höganäs. [1] Befo ... Read »


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    • Trust fall

    • A trust fall is a purported trust-building game often conducted as a group exercise in which a person deliberately allows themselves to fall, relying on the other members of the group (spotters) to catch the person. There are many variants of the trust fall. For instance, in one type, the group stands in a circle, with ... Read »


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    • Tug of war

    • Tug of war

      Tug of war (also known as war of tug, tug o' war, tug war, rope war, rope pulling, tug rope or tugging war) is a sport that directly puts two teams against each other in a test of strength: teams pull on opposite ends of a rope, with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force ... Read »


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    • Twister (game)

    • Twister

      Twister is a game of physical skill produced by Milton Bradley Company and Winning Moves, that has been inducted into the American National Toy Hall of Fame. It is played on a large plastic mat that is spread on the floor or ground. The mat has six rows of large colored circles on it with a different color in each row: ... Read »


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    • Uno Stacko

    • UNO Stacko is one of the many variations of the card game Uno. This game is a block-stacking tower game which combines the gameplay of Uno and that of Jenga. There are two versions of the game: the earlier version requires the use of a die, while later versions eliminate the die, making the game play closer to Jenga. ... Read »


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    • Up Against Time

    • Up Against Time (or later as Up! Against Time) is a children's game (aged 7 and above) first marketed by the Ideal Toy Company in 1977. The game features an upright plastic board through which a steel ball moves down to a ramp at the bottom. Below the ramp players attempt to build a tower of interlocking plastic 'barr ... Read »


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    • Varpa

    • Varpa is an old outdoor game. The game dates back to the Viking Age and survived in Gotland together with several other medieval or Viking games. No official nationally sponsored Varpa teams exist, however unofficial leagues are growing in popularity among youth in suburban areas. It is similar to boules but played wi ... Read »


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    • Villa Paletti

    • Villa Paletti

      Villa Paletti is a board game of physical skill designed by Bill Payne and published in 2001 by Zoch Verlag. Players compete to build the villa highest using columns from lower floors without collapsing the structure. A double-size version of the game, Palazzo Paletti, is also available. Each player chooses a colour ... Read »


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    • VX (sport)

    • VX

      VX, originally Rock-It-Ball, is a ball sport from the UK. It evolved in North Yorkshire (Great Britain) and was launched in February 2006 at the Youth Sport Trust's Sports Colleges Conference. The sport was continually developed by the International Federation and in 2012 the Federation approved a move by the worldwide ... Read »


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    • 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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    • Wet Head

    • Wet Head is a game of luck, random choice, and sometimes question & answer skill if played with the available free app introduced by Zing in 2016. The game consists of a roulette spinner and a helmet with a water container and eight plastic rods; one of which releases water on the wearer's head when removed. One player ... Read »


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    • Wheelbarrow race

    • A wheelbarrow race is a competitive game in which teams of two players race with one teammate playing the role of the driver, and the other playing the role of the wheelbarrow. The driver holds on to the other player's ankles, while the other player walks with his hands. In some cultures it is commonly played at fairs ... Read »


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    • Wire loop game

    • A wire loop game is a game which involves guiding a metal loop along a serpentine length of wire without actually touching the loop to the wire. The loop and wire are connected to a power source in such a way that, if they touch, they form a closed electric circuit. The circuit includes a light- or sound-emitting devic ... Read »


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    • World Conker Championships

    • World Conker Championships

      The World Conker Championships (WCC) are held annually on the second Sunday in October in the county of Northamptonshire, England. Two players use conkers threaded onto a string and take turns to strike the others nut until it shatters. Since 1965, conker players from around the world have gathered to compete in a knoc ... Read »


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    • World Crazy Golf Championships

    • World Crazy Golf Championships

      The World Crazy Golf Championships (WCGC) have been held every year since 2003 at the Adventure Golf Complex on Crazy Golf Course on the seafront of Hastings, East Sussex. Individuals compete for the prestigious trophy with players from all over the world including England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Finland, Germany, ... Read »


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