The Pocket Guide to Games (Paperback)

By Bart King

Gibbs Smith, 9781423604693, 248pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2008

List Price: 9.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


More than 100 games revive the tradition of game playing without computers, joysticks, boards, or game pieces. All you need for these games can be purchased at the local super center, big box, or hardware store. 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. For all ages, from elementary children to grandparents. Includes active games and quiet games in a range of variations:
counting-out, choosing sides, who's it? and feats and forfeits.
Sample Games include:
Bull in the Ring (circle game)
Cross Tag (chase)
Do This, Do That (imitating)
Kaleidoscope (colors)
Lady of the Land (drama)
Old Buzzard (drama) Shadow Tag (sunny day)
Bart King is the author of The Big Book of Boy Stuff, The Big Book of Girl Stuff and The Pocket Guide to Mischief. A longtime middle school teacher, Bart lives in Portland, Oregon, where he invents new sock designs and plays in a kazoo jazz quartet.