Street game

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A street game is a sport or game that is played on city streets rather than a prepared field. Street games are usually simply play time activities for children in the most convenient venue. However some street games have risen to the level of organized tournaments, such as stickball.

When street games are based on organized sports the rules are usually highly modified to fit the situation, i.e. manhole covers for bases with cars or buildings for foul lines in stickball. When balls are called for in street games, spaldeens are often used.

List of street games[edit]

This is a list of games that are traditionally played by urban children in playgrounds, parking lots, and back streets. They are all games which may be played on a hard surface, like asphalt. They are part of children's street culture. As such, they are notoriously hard to clearly classify.[1]

Using a rubber ball[edit]

Other games[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

A 2010 PBS documentary, New York Street Games, shows the best-known street games played in New York City in the twentieth century, as well as discussing the decline of those games in recent decades.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milberg, Alan (1976). Street Games, p.202. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780070419155.
  2. ^ a b c Levy, Matt (2010). New York Street Games. PBS.
  3. ^ Matt Levy (Director) & Hector Elizondo (Narrator). New York Street Games (Motion picture). New York City. Retrieved 14 Nov 2011. 

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