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

_5 to 15 or more players._

_Out of doors._

_Football; hand ball; bean bag._

This game is a form of Ball Tag, and may be played with any
light-weight football, or with a bag or sack filled with leaves or

Each of the players but one chooses a tree, as for the games Puss in
the Corner or Ball Puss. The object of the game for the odd player is
(1) to kick the ball so as to tag one of the tree men with it, and (2)
to secure a tree for himself, which he may do when no one else has it.
The object of the tree players should be not only to avoid the ball by
dodging, which may include running around the trees, but they should
also try to exchange places as frequently as possible, their prowess
in this way serving as an aggravation to the odd man. The game should
be played where there is not much undergrowth, and under such
conditions may be very lively and full of sport.

This game may also be played with a hand ball or bean bag. This should
be tossed instead of kicked. The game differs from Ball Puss in that
the players are tagged by the ball while at their stations instead of
while changing.

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