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k.i.s.s.i.n.g.
Not just a rhyme, but a jump rope game. (ed: insert name of jumper and alleged boyfriend) GIRL and BOY sittin in a tree K - I - S - S - I - N - G First comes love Then comes marriage Then More…
keeps (play for...), keepsies
Play marbles with the rule that after the game you keep the marbles you won. See also: reals =circa 1970s, UK(NE)
kerbie
Played by two people standing on the pavement across a (preferably quiet) street by throwing a (cricket, tennis or foot-) ball with the aim of hitting the opposite kerb & causing the More…
kicker
As many people as possible on a field - laid face up at arms length from each other. One person is kicker, they kick a football as high in the air as they can (i.e' an up and under). As it More…
king
Marble: sized about 2 cms in diameter. See also: alley, tenner, bosher =UK
King of the Mountain
When the snowplows would push snow off the road in the winter and make big piles, we'd all climb the "mountain" and whoever was on top would be "king." The goal was to knock the More…
Kingey
[Addition to current definition]. Any number of players could be involved, often 2 to 6, but sometimes 20 or more. You could then hit the ball from your square to any other of the More…
kingey
Name of hugely popular primary school game for 4 played on mini/fun sized concrete tennis court (sans net) involving using hand as a paddle with which to pass ball into opponents' area More…
kingo
The one who is 'it' initially has a ball (usually a tennis ball, is not allowed to move whilst in possession of the ball and must get others 'out' by hitting them on the legs by throwing More…
kirby
Version of curbs game played around area of Liverpool. Kirkby is a place in Liverpool used during 70's 80's and 90's. =circa 1970's - 1990's, UK (NW)
kiss-chase
Infant school game where boys chase girs and try to kiss them. =UK
knacker ball
Ball game in which the only two rules were that the teams had to be roughly the same size and that in order to score the team had to put the ball in the opposition's goal. Any means were More…
knicker-chase
Infants school "game" where the participants chase the girls and try to pull down their skirts so you could see their knickers. But nobody ever knew WHY.
knifey
People stand opposite each other. One holds an open knife and has to throw it towards the opponents legs such that is sticks in the ground. The opponent then has to move his (her) foot to More…
knock and nash, knock and run
Involves ringing random doorbells and running ("nashing") away, North West England. See also: nicky-knocky-nine-doors
knock down ginger
Ringing doorbells and running away. See also: knock and Nash, nicky-knocky-nine-doors =UK
knock out wembley, knock out wem
A different name for the game "Wembley", Locally, it was standard to have "every man for himself", rather than teams. Probably because the contributor we didn't have all that many More…
knuckles
The same game as Slaps but with a closed fist touching. You would then try to rap your opponent's knuckles with your fist. See also: slaps =circa 1980's, UK (NE)