Outdoor games all Irish people played as kids

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As kids, we all had TV’s and even PlayStation and Gameboys if we were lucky, but we still played outside A LOT. Here are some outdoor games that will seem familiar to you.

1. Rounders
Rounders always created a rift between those who were batting, and those who were out in the field. And this rift often lasted all week long.

if0fu82. Duck Duck Goose
This was mostly played at school and someone always ended up falling on someone else while running at top speed around that circle. Or else someone changed direction. Cheaters.

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This one always created so much panic! The second Mr. Wolf said “DINNER TIME” you ran like your life depended on it.

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4. Stuck in the mud
You never released someone you don’t like. Ever. That’ll learn ’em!

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5. Musical Chairs
This one was an indoor game but who else remembers that time of the party where the mom says ‘okay everyone, it’s time for musical chairs’ followed by a big sarcastic ‘yaaaaay!’

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6. Pass the parcel
Yet another party game.. we awkwardly sat there passing around a wrapped present. Holding it for that second longer praying the music would stop on you!

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7. 45/Tip the Can
The king of all childhood games! God help the person who was on if they left the pole/wall to see could they find people people it was all systems GO GO GO to run to base and SCREAM “45 I FREE ALL” #legend

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8. Mother May I
What a memory game. This taught you manners like nothing else.

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9. Knock A Dolly
Not so much a game as a neighbourhood nuisance. Still though, what a rush.

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10. Red Rover
The trick to this was to get all the big, strong, vicious, crowd on your side.

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11. Chinese Whispers
Ah, the childhood version of how cruel rumours start.

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12. Dodgeball
This one is still the best fun ever.

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13. Skipping
All the popular girls used to be so good at skipping. If you were good and could jump two ropes at a time, you owned that playground.

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14. Kerbs
I think everyone in Ireland played this game… so you took one side of the path and the other took the other side.. and you threw the ball to bounce off the kerb!

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