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death square
Entered verbatim - I couldn't improve on this: A complex, subtle and violent game which emerged in Ysgol Morgan Llwyd school in Wrexham, Wales in the late eighties. It evolved from a game More…
decker
Much like British Bulldog but much more violent. preferably played past a tree with extensive roots. See also: british bulldog. =circa 2000, UK (NI)
dobby
(1) variation of tag/tig etc complete with "dobby-off-ground" (safe on a wall) and "dobby scarecrow" (anyone captured had to stand arms out - legs apart) (2) The house-elf that More…
dodgeball
Very much like Maimball. Another version was called Dutch Cricket which was much the same, played indoors & using a tennis ball & rounders bats. =circa 1980's, UK (SW)
doors
Doors was basically a football game played with a tennis ball between two players. The goals were two doors in the playground conveniently located opposite each other and the right More…
double dutch
(1) variation on skipping rope in which two turners held two ropes flying in opposite directions for one or more jumpers. Rhymes were generally sung and occasionally required the jumpers More…
down by the river
This hand game has been popular in the U.S. for at least a couple of generations. These versions of it were found in Tennessee. It was played in a circle. Everyone would stand so that More…
duck-duck-goose game
All children (or whoever) sit in a circle. One person walks around the circle, tapping each individual on the head and saying "duck.". Suddenly, the person taps one person and says More…
dungeons
Game played at certain north western schools in Melbourne, Australia where there would be two teams, a boy's team and a girl's team. What would happen was one team would run away, and the More…
dustmans knock
A more 'advanced' form of postmans knock in which more physical contant is the norm. In this version a girl or boy is chosen to go hide in a cupboard (or bedroom). Another boy or girl is More…