The Pocket Guide to Games

The Pocket Guide to Games

by Bart King


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A bestselling compendium of more than 100 active and quiet physical games that can be played by youngsters, oldsters, and anyone in between.

The tradition of game playing without computers, joysticks, boards, or game pieces is celebrated in this collection of games that can be played by all ages. With tools such as balls, beanbags, broomsticks, and ropes, parents and teachers can organize dozens of hours of fun and challenging activities for parties, summer camps, neighborhood gatherings, and school groups. Includes active games and quiet games in a range of variations including:

  • Bull in the Ring
  • Cross Tag
  • Do This, Do That
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Lady of the Land
  • Old Buzzard
  • Potato Race
  • Shadow Tag, and more!

Lexile: 1020L

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423650423
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Edition description: New
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 849,309
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

Bart King has written more than twenty-eight books, including The Big Book of Boy Stuff, The Big Book of Spy Stuff, and The Pocket Guide to Mischief. His books for Gibbs Smith have sold more than 830,000 copies combined. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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This is not a set-up for a bad joke. If you've ever grinned for a long period of time, you know that facial muscles can cramp up painfully. And one day a week, my mug convulsed during my homeroom period. Monday through Thursday mornings I provided academic tutoring for my seventh graders, but Friday was Game

Table of Contents

Introduction …9


Active Games…19

Quiet Games…133

Contests, Feats and Tussles…151

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