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baggin
Used in playing cards (can be generalized) for holding back, not putting things on the table as soon as you're able. =UK
ball-bag, bollock-bag
Ball-bag (or bollock-bag as it was also affectionately called ) was played as follows. School bags were put on the ground, and players had to defend them. The other essential item needed More…
bargies
Gave "immunity" in some games. e.g. crossing the fingers when playing tag and shouting "can't get me I've got bargies". See also: barley's =circa 1970.s, UK (SW)
barley's
Crossed fingers when playing tick, tag etc. e.g. "you can't get me I'm on Barley's". Derivation possibly from the French 'parlez'. Lots of words with French origin and mangled More…
belfast, bell-fast
Entered verbatim: I played the game that you call nicky-knocky-nine-doors with some of my classmates who were the daughters of "squadies " living on a forces housing estate in More…
bidgeebuckles
A curse on your opponent's turn in playing marbles or conkers to ensure they'd miss when it was their turn to play. It was said while at the same time shaking one's hand as if casting a More…
biscuit
A legendary and probably apocryphal game where participants masturbate until they ejaculate onto a digestive biscuit. The last person to come had to perform the forfeit of eating said More…
blind man's bluff
One person is It. This person gets his or her eyes covered with a blindfold, and then they count to twenty while everyone runs off. It's a game like tag, but with your eyes closed. Now, More…
blocky, blockie 1-2-3
Outdoor variation of hide and seek, where the hiders have to try and touch the 'block' (lampost) without getting caught by the seeker, shouting "Blocky 1-2-3 in!". Another wariation More…
bloody knuckles
A game in which a coin, usually a quarter, is spun around. The players try to keep it spinning by flicking it with their fingers. Whoever makes the quarter loses, and must put their More…
bobberknocker
A weight attached to a length of fishing line (making it virtually invisible) operated from a distance so as to knock on someone's window causing them great confusion. For maximum More…
bobo see-oughten-taughten
Bobo see-oughten-taughten. Nay nay, I am-boom boom boom. Itty bitty oughten-taughten, Bobo see-oughten-taughten, Bobo see-oughten-taughten-FREEZE! This is a hand clap game. It's said More…
bomber, bomper
Large marble See also: alley, alley bomper
bone-head
Alternative name for the game "Headers and Volleys". See also: headers and volleys =circa 1980's, UK
bonker
A type of marble that was the next size up from the regular marble and usually worth 3 or 4 marbles in equal value. But not worth quite as as much as a ball-bearing, (ed: contributor says More…
bosher
Marble: sized about 1.5 cm in diameter See also: marbles, alley, tenner =UK
bottle-washer
Large marble See also: marbles, alley, bomper-alley, silver dolphin =circa 1950-s - 1960's, UK (We)
botty-blasts
Situation where a football is repeatedly vollied at someones arse, by a lot of people. See also: goomer =UK (NW)
brandings
Branding definition: To throw a ball at someone hard enough to leave a mark. To play brandings you need a tennis ball and a wall, preferably 2 stories or more in height with no windows. More…
brandy
Another name for Ball Tiggy used in North western Melbourne schools. See also: tag, tig, ball tiggy, dodge ball