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maim ball
(1) A game by which an old tennis ball is kicked at a wall (in a manner similar to squash) while other players stand immediately in front of the wall and move to avoid being hit at close More…
man-hunt
A variation on Hide-and-seek where the person has to be physically caught. A variation can be for one person to hide who than has to be caught by a team of people (whoever else was More…
Marble Arch (The... )
At Hitherfield (our primary school) There were some enterprising lads who would create 'The Marble Arch' and tout their business at breaktimes in the playground. The Marble Arch was a More…
marbles
A game in many varieties but normally involving the striking of one spherical glass (usu.) object with another. There are two main versions. In the first the object is to knock the More…
marbles (more types)
Ordinarys: Small, clear glass with colour swirl in centre. (The ones with a red, white and blue swirl were called 'Jubilees', and the all-green or all-yellow swirl were 'cat's eyes'. More…
mercy
A game similar to arm wrestling but carried out (usu.) standing with both hands linked until one party contorts the other into giving a pathetic scream for mercy. Also defined as More…
mexican handball
Very similar to A-frame, but played against a flat wall instead of a corner. You throw the ball, someone tries to catch it. If they miss they must run as fast as they can and touch the More…
mini-minehaha
A jump-rope rhyme: Mini-minehaha went to see her papa, Papa died, Mini cried. Mini had a baby and she named him Tiny Tim. She put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim. First he More…
mob
Variation of hide and seek, where the hiders have to try and touch the 'mobbing post' (lampost) without getting caught and shouting "Mob!". See also: blocky, blockie 1-2-3 =UK
monkey bar fight
When two kids would fight whilst hanging from the monkey bars. This was a very popular game at the contributors school where a league was formed with 'top ten monkey barests'. The object More…
monkey grip
The accepted grip used in red rover consisting of an interlocking of fingers, with the fingernails of each hand digging into the fingers of the other. See also: red rover
monkey rush
Alternative form of 'goalie-when'. Any player can be keeper when in the area but had to shout to signify he was changing to keeper. This was a cause of much argument. Also allowed to More…
monkey tails
Playground game taking place with skipping ropes tucked into the waistband of your trousers. Involves person who is deemed to be "on" trying to step on the monkey tails of fleeing More…
mumblypeg
See also: knifey, split the kipper
Murder ball
another definition....this is quadrapalegic rugby played in reinforced wheelchairs....there is a documentary about this and there are world chapionships...the USA usually wins, but Canada More…
murder ball
Several versions: (1) Played in the Bristol area of UK. Simliar to rugby, i.e. involved getting a ball into the opositions goal by any means. This meant that the person with the ball was More…
my mother and your mother were hanging up clothes
A selection rhyme: Everyone put th eir foot in a circle and you'd chant the following: My mother and your mother were hanging up clothes, My mother socked your mother right in the More…