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Source: Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium
Category: BALL GAMES

_5 to 30 or more players._

_Playground; gymnasium._


Each of the players has three points at the beginning of the game. The
players are scattered promiscuously over the ground or gymnasium. One
player, who is It, has a football which he kicks lightly toward any
other player, the idea being to tag some other by mere touch of the
ball. Any one so touched or tagged by the ball loses one of the three
points with which he started, and also becomes It, trying in turn to
kick the ball so it will tag one of his fellows. There are no
restrictions as to the moving about of players to evade the ball. The
latter must not be touched with the hands, nor may it be kicked higher
than the chests of the players. Any one infringing these rules loses
one point for each offense, and remains It until he successfully tags
some one according to rules. Any player who loses his three points is
out of the game, and the player wins who remains longest in the field.

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