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Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games

Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games

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Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games

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257 pagine
2 ore
Pubblicato:
Mar 27, 2012
ISBN:
9781603428095
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Get the whole gang outside and enjoy hours of family fun! Discover the pleasures of lawn games with this guide to 40 time-tested favorites — from classics like capture the flag, croquet, badminton, and bocce to the lesser-known Cherokee marbles and kubb. Authors Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell provide a quick overview of the basic structure of each game, then offer playing strategies and tips for creating fun variations. Spice up those long summer afternoons with some old-fashioned friendly competition.
Pubblicato:
Mar 27, 2012
ISBN:
9781603428095
Formato:
Libro

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At age eight, Victoria Rowell won a Ford Foundation grant to study ballet and later went on to train and dance professionally under the auspices of the American Ballet Theatre, Twyla Tharp Workshop, and the Juilliard School before becoming an actress. She is the founder of the Rowell Foster Children Positive Plan, which provides scholarships in the arts and education to foster youth, and serves as national spokesperson for the Annie E. Casey Foundation/Casey Family Services. Rowell is an award-winning actress and veteran of many acclaimed feature films and several television series, including eight seasons on Diagnosis Murder, and has starred for the past thirteen years as Drucilla Winters on CBS's #1 daytime drama The Young and the Restless.

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WHO GOES FIRST?

Choosing captains, picking sides, and deciding who goes first is part of many backyard games. Here are a few time-honored methods for settling the question.

FLIP OF A COIN

Heads or tails? A tried-and-true, easy way to get a game started but perhaps the least interesting.

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

A game unto itself, with its own world championship and an entry in Guinness World Records 2012 (6,500 players at once), Rock, Paper, Scissors is played with hand gestures of a fist (rock), two fingers (scissors) and open palm (paper). In a game of two players vying for captaincy, the rock trumps scissors, the paper beats rock and the scissors cuts the paper. If both players throw the same gesture, they play again.

HAND OVER HAND

Using a stick or, especially, a baseball bat, one player tosses the object to the other, who must catch the stick or bat no higher than halfway up. The would-be captains then alternate grabbing the object just above each other’s clenched fists until one player reaches the top and can stretch his or her thumb over the top of the stick or bat.

COUNTING OFF

In counting-off contests, one player recites a rhyme while pointing at a different player for each word in the rhyme. A classic example is, One potato, two potato, three potato, four; five potato, six potato, seven potato, more; one big bad spud. Whoever is being pointed at during the word spud is the it player for that

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