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hacky-pinky
Hacky Pinky is a legendary gladiatorial contest that was banned from every school in Scotland but which was played daily under the guise of its poofy subordinate British Bulldog. In short More…
hares and hounds
One team would hide somewhere (usually in our local park,) and the other team would try to find them , the object of the game was the first team, had to make it back to base, with out being More…
hatch
When playing football, if a player stood constantly in the opposition's box waiting for the ball he was hatching. e.g. "stop hatching you bastards, that's the only way you's ever More…
headers and volleys
A football game with one goalkeeper and the rest outfield. The aim is to score past the 'keeper with either a header or a volley. Pretty simple really. =circa 1990's, UK (NW)
hedgehop, hedgehopping
Entering peoples gardens and running round the block jumping over fences, walls, and through hedges, the most exciting game for kids! Played at night by only the bravest.The easier More…
hide and seek
Game where one person counts to ten while one or more others secrete themselves. On the count of ten, the 'seeker' shouts 'Ready or not I'm coming" and proceeds to meander around until More…
hide o'
Name variation on game of Hide and Seek on Hide-and-seek (in fact no variation at all - just a more respectable grown up name for it so that teenage boys could play without destroying the More…
high jimmy knacker
One boy from Team A (I assume the stockiest of the lot) would steady himself with his back against a wall, legs slightly apart, knees slightly bent. The next boy on his team would bend over More…
hikey-dikey
Similar to Knock and Nash but instead of ringing door bells and running away you attempt to run through all the gardens on a street without being caught. You had to run through the hedges More…
hooky-bob (to ... )
Describes the "winter-sport" action of 1 or 2 kids sneaking up behind a car on slippery roads(usually stopped at a traffic light), squatting down and grabbing hold of the car's bumper. More…
hopscotch
Grid of ten (usu.) squares drawn on the pavement using chalk or a handy stone. Kids hop or step from one square to another in a set routine. (ed: would like more rules and origins if anyone More…
hot bottle
Game played by any number of bored delinquent kids. Quite simply, a milkbottle would be tossed from person to person until it was dropped, smashed and everyone ran off as some miserable More…
Hot Rice
The name of a schoolyard game, played apparently only in Royal Park Middle School in NW Leeds. It involved any number of participants from about ten upwards. At the start of the game all More…
hot snot and bogie pie
This is a 'chant' or 'skipping song' Hot Snot and Bogie Pie All Mixed together In a Dead dogs eye Stir it Stir It Til it's Nice and Thick Wash it down With a Cup of Cold Sick! More…
hunt the cunt
A form of hide and seek where instead of having to tag the person, you have to grab them and beat the utter shit out of them instead. They are allowed to run, but they don't usually get More…