Two teams form in line facing each other on opposite sides of marked chalk line. Men pair off, attempting to pull or force opponent over to his side of line, thereby making him a prisoner. Continue until one team is eliminated, or can be played on a time limit and team having greater number of prisoners declared winner.
Game played under same rules as you played in childhood days.
Two couples mount as horse and rider. One rider attempts to dismount other by pulling or pushing horse assisting rider.
Two teams formed as horses and riders; one team attacking the other, attempting to dismount as many riders as possible of opposing team. After a time limit, whichever team has had the more riders eliminated loses. A rider unmounted cannot remount, but is eliminated from the game.
Attacking the Fort
Above game may also be played on a time limit, with one attacking the other in a bounded territory. As soon as riders are dismounted, they and their horses must retreat a distance of 30 feet outside of bounded territory before being able to return to the game. Whichever team has greater number of mounted men in bounded territory wins the game.
Two teams form lines short distance apart. A heavy medicine ball is tossed back and forth in attempt to make catcher of other team miss the ball. Every man missing is eliminated from the game until one of the teams is declared winner.
Played with soccer ball, basketball, or light medicine ball. Players must keep one hand behind back, and can use but one hand on the ball. Rules otherwise the same as in soccer football. Playing area adapted to number on a team.
A long rope, hundred feet or more, is placed an equal distance between two teams. Opponents rush, attempting to carry as much of rope over opponents' line as possible. After a time limit, whichever team has greater length over opponents' line wins.
Black and White
Two teams are formed a distance of 30 feet apart. One team is called "Blacks," the other "Whites." A stick, white on one side and black on the other, is tossed in the air. If stick comes up white, the "Whites" try to tag "Blacks" before they can run back of their starting line. All "Blacks" caught are taken prisoners and then proceed to become "Whites," or vice versa.
Tug of War
Best with rope 1.5 inches in diameter and 20 feet long. Variations of Tug of War can be used. For instance, men run to their half of the rope from behind a boundary line. etc.
Two lines of men form two feet apart. Behind each line a chalk line is marked about a distance of three feet. One line attacks, attempting to break through opponents and cross line behind them. (Men may hold, tackle, or use any method, besides blows, of preventing opponents from crossing their line.)
Angle Worm Race
Team of eight or more players take position in line with long rope or pole between legs, alternately half the players facing forward, the other half backward.
Medley Relay Race
A relay race; first player runs fifty yards forward the next backward, the third sideward, the fourth walks "heel and toe," others continuing in order (Other combinations can be used.)
Can be run with two men placing arms about on another's waists and starting forward with inside foot. If they do not keep step they are disqualified. Or the two runners can have cords fastening the thigh and ankles together.
Lock-arm Relay Race--(Chariot Race)
The first four players of a team lock arms and run abreast, rounding an object and returning. Others continue the same way.
Field: Large, about size of football field. Equipment: Three soccer balls, three rugby footballs, three basketballs, and' three volley balls. Object of game to get majority of balls over opponents' goal line. Soccer balls can only be dribbled; footballs can only be punted; basketballs can only be thrown, and volley balls can only be batted. None of the balls may be carried.
Game starts with balls being piled up in center field. Teams line up behind their respective goal lines. All start with a rush when signal is given. Interfering with opponents in possession of ball is allowed.
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