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    • Outdoor ice hockey games

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    • Lawn games

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    • Outdoor locating games

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    • Street games

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    • List of rural sports and games

    • This page lists sports and games which have traditionally been played in rural areas. Predominantly they come from the British Isles. Some take the form of annual events in a particular location associated with the tradition. Others have become more widespread, being played in local fairs or festivities in different a ... 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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    • Birrguu Matya

    • Birrguu Matya is claimed to be a traditional Australian Aboriginal game taught to children from a young age to develop skill, patience and lateral thinking for the purposes of sharpening their hunting skills in later life, however it appears to be similar or identical to a game played in Asia called Tapatan. Birrguu Ma ... Read »


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    • Bo-taoshi

    • Bo-taoshi (Japanese: 棒倒し?, Hepburn: bōtaoshi, "pole toppling"), is a capture-the-flag-like game, played on sports days at schools in Japan. The game played by cadets at the National Defense Academy of Japan traditionally on its anniversary is famous for its size, where in two teams of 150 individuals ... Read »


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    • Bunnock

    • Bunnock, also known as the Game of Bones, is a game that is thought to have been created by Russian soldiers to pass the time while stationed in northern Siberia during the early nineteenth century (although a 16th-century painting exists which may or may not show bunnock being played). The game involves what the sold ... 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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    • CulverLand

    • CulverLand is a temporary artwork and functioning game in Culver City, California, United States, created by John Derevlany. It was funded by an arts grant from the City of Culver City, California, and installed as part of the 2010 Indiecade, the International Festival of Independent Games. In "CulverLand," pedestrian ... 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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    • Finnish skittles

    • Finnish skittles (aka Karelian skittles, outdoor skittles or kyykkä) is a centuries-old game of Karelian origin. The aim in Finnish skittles is to throw wooden skittle bats at skittles, trying to remove them from the play square using as few throws as possible. Skittles can be played with four-man teams, in pairs or ... Read »


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    • Flag-rush

    • Flag-rush is a game that was once played by the and freshman classes at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Its origins are from the Japanese game Botori. Botori was once played at naval, military and other schools. Botori is played with two sides of equal number, usually about one hundred, each of which defends a pole ... Read »


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    • Fugitive (game)

    • The game of Fugitive combines elements of a number of outdoor games such as capture the flag, cops and robbers, and Sharks and Minnows. In Fugitive, players divide into two teams, with each team playing the part either of the "fugitives" or of the "police". The cops are further divided into "runners", "drivers", and "r ... Read »


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    • Game of Skate

    • The SKATE is a skateboarding game using rules based upon the H.O.R.S.E. game played by basketball players. SKATE was first played in the 1970s by vertical skateboarders Lance Mountain, Neil Blender and John Lucero, and was then adopted by street skaters in the 1980s. In January, 2003 Eric Koston's éS Game of SKATE a ... 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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    • Idiotarod

    • The Idiotarod is a shopping cart race in which teams of five "idiots" tie themselves to a (sometimes modified) grocery store shopping cart and run through the streets of a major metropolitan area. The race usually features people in costumes and themed floats. The races are fun competitions where sabotage, costume, and ... Read »


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    • Kick the can

    • Kick the Can (also known as 40 40, Pom Pom, Tip the can, and Can up Can Down) is a children's game related to tag, hide and seek, and capture the flag which is played outdoors, with as few as three to as many as several dozen players. All players must remain outside at all times. If caught indoors, the player is disqua ... Read »


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    • Muckers (game)

    • Muckers

      Muckers, also known as ring toss (not to be confused with the ring toss carnival game) or circle horseshoes, is an outdoor game, commonly played at summer camps, in which players take turns throwing circular rings at a stick, standing about one foot high. It is a spin-off of Quoits and the popular horseshoes. Muck ... 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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    • Neppis

    • Neppis is a competitive outdoor sport played in Finland, simulating race driving. It is played with small toy cars on sand. The "official" neppis car is made of plastic and resembles a 1950s racing car, with metal axles and sturdy black plastic wheels. The "golden era" of neppis, in the sandpits of Finnish residential ... Read »


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    • Nerf war

    • A Nerf war is an activity involving Nerf Blasters or other foam-firing toy weapons. Nerf wars can be a wide range of games, from informal shootouts in offices and basements to well-organized outdoor battles with high-powered modified blasters. Since foam-firing guns are relatively safe and cheap, Nerf wars can include ... Read »


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    • Pasola

    • Pasola is a mounted spear-fighting competition from western Sumba, Indonesia. It is played by throwing wooden spears at the opponent while riding a horse to celebrate the rice-planting season. The word pasola means spear in the local language and derives from the Sanskrit sula. According to legend, pasola originated wi ... Read »


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    • Picnic game

    • A picnic game is a game played at an outdoor meal or picnic. Games played at a picnic may use the food which has been brought. Heavy food such as a watermelon may be used in a relay race which also serves the purpose of transport the food to the eating area. After it is consumed, the seed or stones of fruit like c ... Read »


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    • Pig wrestling

    • Pig wrestling (also known as pig scramble and with the variants hog wrestling and greased pig catching) is a type of game sometimes played at agricultural shows such as state and county fairs, in which contestants, usually children or young adults, try to grab a slippery pig. In the most common version of the game, a 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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    • Poohsticks

    • Poohsticks is a sport first mentioned in The House at Pooh Corner, a Winnie-the-Pooh book by A. A. Milne. It is a simple sport which may be played on any bridge over running water; each player drops a stick on the upstream side of a bridge and the one whose stick first appears on the downstream side is the winner. The ... Read »


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    • Propataireachd

    • Propataireachd - there were two games in Uist, Scotland called by this name. A game like quoits or pitchers. The large stones or props are set up on end some distance from each other of about 20 yards (18 m). The number of players varies from two to six. If more than two play, they can do so singly or in picke ... 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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    • 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 Flingsock

    • Steal the Flingsock or Steal the Handkerchief is a traditional children's game mostly played in Europe. The game fits well to be directed by a teacher or an adult that takes care to give same chances to both teams and all players. ... 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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    • Tip-cat

    • Tip-cat (also called cat, cat and dog, one-a-cat, pussy, or piggy) is a pastime which consists of tapping a short billet of wood (usually no more than 3–6 inches) with a larger stick (similar to a baseball bat or broom handle); the shorter piece is tapered or sharpened on both ends so that it can be "tipped up" ... Read »


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    • Water fight

    • A water fight is a type of mock combat using various water-dispensing devices to soak opponents. Everything from buckets to balloons to water guns and even cupped hands cradling water can be applied in a water fight. There are many different levels of game play used by those engaging in water fights, from quick, casual ... Read »


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    • Wellie wanging

    • Welly wanging is a sport that originated in Britain in Upperthong, Holmfirth. Competitors are required to hurl a Wellington boot as far as possible within boundary lines, from a standing or running start. A variation requires participants to launch the welly from the end of their foot as if they were kicking off a pair ... Read »


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    • Wide game

    • A wide game is a kind of game played in a large area, such as a field, heathland or woodland, or a defined urban area. It is commonly played by Scouts, Girl Guides and other groups of young people. Common games include capture the flag and team variants of tag, or variants of field games like football, rugby, and ultim ... Read »


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