a.k.a. British Bulldog
A playground game
that was banned in almost every school
I attended. It's violent
enough to result in broken arm
s and dislocated shoulder
s on a regular basis.
The players split into two team
s of equal
size, and line up facing each other across the playground, holding hands or linking elbows.
starts by picking out someone from the other team, and calling their name, "Red Rover, Red Rover, send (wotsisface) over!"
Wotsisface then has to let go of his team mate
s, and run across towards the line of the other team, with the aim of break
ing through. If he manages to break the line, and force his way through, he gets to choose one of the enemy
team and take them back to join his home team. If he fails to break through the line, he has to join the enemy, and link up with them.
The game finishes when one team has all the player
s. The handy thing about this is that everyone ends up on the winning team