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#855312 - 2nd Feb 2014 6:14pm Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye...
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Listening to Paul McCartney's recent song Queenie Eye got me thinking about the games we played as kids. So my question to the good people of wiki-land is this:

What street games or school yard games do you remember playing as a kid? Did you have a favourite game? And can you still remember the rules of how it was played?

In other words: do you know your Queenie Eye from your elbow? (...no, this isn't a pop quiz!)

And Mr Wolf, if you're out there, for the hundredth time of asking, please tell me "what time is it REALLY?!!" And don't bite my head off for asking! seeyu

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#855316 - 2nd Feb 2014 6:26pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: YinYang]
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Kick the can 123, alleyo

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#855317 - 2nd Feb 2014 6:37pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: Maxpower]
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Is that the same "alleyo" the Good Ship used to sail on, I wonder...?!

Remember British Bulldog? Anyone else still got the scars?! frown

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#855326 - 2nd Feb 2014 6:48pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: YinYang]
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Catch a girl kiss a girl, and no, dont remember any rules !!

Whats British bulldog? Queenie Eye? I see Ive had a deprived childhood !!!!!

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#855334 - 2nd Feb 2014 7:01pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: YinYang]
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Originally Posted By: YinYang
Is that the same "alleyo" the Good Ship used to sail on, I wonder...?!

Remember British Bulldog? Anyone else still got the scars?! frown

Nope it was a game were you kicked the "can or ball" as hard as you can ,then run and hide, before the ball was retrieved so he could attempt to find you, I think?

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#855339 - 2nd Feb 2014 7:14pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: venice]
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Originally Posted By: venice
Whats British bulldog?...I see Ive had a deprived childhood !!!!!


British Bulldog was a game born of hell, but which masqueraded as fun...

There are different versions of the rules but usually you played it in a yard. The kids would all stand at one end of the yard in an imaginary safe zone and one person (the Bulldog) would stand facing them in the middle. Upon a signal, the "mob" would charge in unison to try and get to the other side of the yard, without being caught by the Bulldog. Once caught, you had to help the Bulldog catch the mob members next time they charged back again. This was repeated and the last man standing was deemed to be the winner. This winner usually then became the first Bulldog in the next game, provided his ribs weren't too broken...

Can't imagine why but many schools banned it.

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#855342 - 2nd Feb 2014 7:45pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: Maxpower]
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Originally Posted By: Maxpower
Nope it was a game were you kicked the "can or ball" as hard as you can ,then run and hide, before the ball was retrieved so he could attempt to find you, I think?


So I guess that the better you were at kicking the can, the more time you had to hide.

I was only joking about the "alleyo" by the way.
As I remember it, The Good Ship Sailed On The Alleyo was part of a skipping song.

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#855346 - 2nd Feb 2014 7:50pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: YinYang]
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Two balls and elastics wrapped around your feet with someone eels then someone in the middle trying to get out

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#855347 - 2nd Feb 2014 7:56pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: Dawnsdelite]
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Originally Posted By: Dawnsdelite
Two balls and elastics wrapped around your feet with someone eels then someone in the middle trying to get out


Sounds a bit like marriage, only with chains instead of elastic!!!

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#855360 - 2nd Feb 2014 8:49pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: YinYang]
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Originally Posted By: YinYang
Originally Posted By: Dawnsdelite
Two balls and elastics wrapped around your feet with someone eels then someone in the middle trying to get out


Sounds a bit like marriage, only with chains instead of elastic!!!



Ha Ha! That game just reminded me of hours playing cats cradle -making patterns with string or wool wrapped round your fingers. Ah and that game where you fold a sheet of paper into basically quarters , with inner and outer sections that you manipulated in and out to rhymes , and read messages on the exposed leaf you stopped at. Cant think of the name. Anyone?

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#855362 - 2nd Feb 2014 8:57pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: YinYang]
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Hide and seek,
Ball tick,
Whip and top,keep going the longest
Can i cross the river..
Rounders,
Various skipping games ,
Hula hoop,keep going the longest
Are some that i remember...

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#855366 - 2nd Feb 2014 9:32pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: YinYang]
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I was the Kerby king back in the day..lol

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#855367 - 2nd Feb 2014 9:32pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: missmahjong]
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Originally Posted By: missmahjong
Can i cross the river...


My God you must be old, missy! Even I had forgotten that one... raftl

Sly Fox, anyone? (Not to be confused with "What's the time, Mr Wolf"?). And, yes, there was a new wave band called Sly Fox but THIS ISN'T A POP QUIZ!!!!!


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#855369 - 2nd Feb 2014 9:37pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: nidgynoo]
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Originally Posted By: nidgynoo
I was the Kerby king back in the day..lol


Kerbsie, I think we called it. Was that the game throwing a football at the kerb and scoring points by making it bounce back? My dad used to send me to play Kerbsie on the duel carriage way. Think he might have been trying to tell me something...

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#855380 - 2nd Feb 2014 10:15pm Re: Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye... [Re: YinYang]
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Yin Yang your dad was right ,you were probably a 'cheeky' lad then ....lol

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