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Birds Fly.
The players sit in a circle, one person who is quick and wi...

Snakes
Sometimes the rustling is a snake on his way to a sunny spot ...

Chitterbob
There is also the old rhyme of "Chitterbob," but it is usual ...

Letters With A Pencil
The word-making game has been adapted into a writing competit...

Cat And Rat
The players join hands and form a circle. One is chosen "rat"...

Squat Tag
The players are scattered within a limited playing area. One ...

Jack Be Nimble
Place a small object eight to ten inches high upright on the ...

"the Red Coats"
Divide the group into two equal teams. One team is called the...

Introductory

Source: Indian Games
Category: Guessing Games





Introductory Note.--Games of the "subjective" class, designated as guessing
games by Dr. Culin, were generally accompanied by singing. There is a great
variety in the games of this class, and five examples drawn from different
sections of the country are here presented.

Indian games of this character do not always depend so much on chance as on
the quickness of vision and skilful manipulation by the players. In games
of this class the Indians never make random motions, all their movements,
whether of the body, the feet, the hands or arms, being always in strict
accord with the accompanying song, while the drama implied in the game is
acted out, at the same time, more or less clearly. In these games the
Indian players seem to be impelled by a common rhythmic and dramatic
impulse, making a unity that enhances the interest and pleasure excited by
the game.





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