List of traditional children's games

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This is a list of games that used to be played by children quite some time ago, some of which are still being played now. Traditional children's games do not include commercial products such as game boards, but do include games which require props such as hopscotch or marbles. "'Traditional' games", have, "not only failed to disappear, but have also evolved over time into new versions."[1]

There is such a wide range of opinion on the types, names, and rules of any one game that one universal set of rules would please no more than two or three players.[2]

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wheel game, What time is it Mr. Wolf?

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindon, Jennie (2001). Understanding Children's Play, p.83. Nelson Thornes. ISBN 9780748739707.
  2. ^ Milberg, Alan (1976). Street Games, p.93. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780070419155.
  3. ^ a b c Schaefer, Charles E.; Reid, Steven E.; eds. (2004). Game Play: Therapeutic Use of Childhood Games, p.10. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780471437338.
  4. ^ "[1]", Merriam-Webster.com. Accessed June 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Newell, W. W. (2010). Games and Songs of American Children, p.189. Nabu Press. ISBN 978-1-145-39322-6.