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Shadow Buff 2
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Automobile Race
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Laugh
This is a good relaxing game and one in which the practice of...

Christmas Wreath.
Suspend a large Christmas wreath in a doorway at a convenie...

Spanish Fly
This is an old leap frog game. One player is chosen to be "do...

Last Couple Out

Source: School, Church, and Home Games
Category: SCHOOLYARD GAMES For Advanced and High School Pupils





This is an old Swedish game and one which can still be played and
thoroughly enjoyed. The players are arranged in double file. One player
is selected to be "It" and takes a position about 10 feet in front of
the file, with his back to it. He calls, "Last couple out". Thereupon
the last two in the double file run forward, one on either side of the
line and endeavor to join hands in front of "It", without being tagged.
"It" cannot look behind or start to chase until the last couple are on
a line with him. The couple are allowed to circle as far out from the
double line as they wish in their endeavor to avoid "It", and may join
hands in any position, so long as they are in front of "It's" original
position. Should "It" tag one of them before they have had an
opportunity of joining hands, the one tagged becomes "It", and the one
who was "It" unites with the extra player at the head of the double
column. Otherwise "It" remains "It".





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