|Can't for the life of me find a picture of any of the playground|
equipment we used, but have this lovely carpool instead.
It was called castle dodgeball. We made it up and spent COUNTLESS hours playing it.
Set-up was simple. First, you had to have two castles. Although, actually, only one of the castles we used was an actual castle. The other was just a plastic jungle gym/slide that had walls. (The castle was plastic, too, in case you were wondering. And only about four or five feet tall) You also needed at least four players, a ball, and something to mark the boundary that is easily moveable. We usually used a shovel.
We'd devide into two teams. Growing up, it'd be my sister (V) and her best friend (Cat) vrs. me and best friend's younger sister (Pony). One team member would be chosen to be the princess and would sit inside the castle - V would be her team's princess, while Pony was mine.
The boundary marker would be set at the halfway point, and this is where the game got complicated. The point system.
You see, with only two member on each team, the usual "you get hit, you're out" just didn't work. Instead, we had a complicated system of points that would determin how we moved the boundary marker.
For instance, if I were to hit Cat, I would move the shovel one width closer to her castle. However, if she were to catch the ball, it'd be moved towards mine. If I were to hit her castle, it'd be moved towards her castle, and if I got the ball INSIDE the castle, it'd be moved two widths. HOWEVER, if I hit V, it'd be moved two spaced back towards me.
We couldn't cross the boundary marker, so the more points I'd score would mean I could get closer to the other castle and have a better chance of getting even more points. The winner was whoever could get the shovel to the other person's castle.
It was a fun game. I don't know why it hasn't become a national sport by now.
Anywho, would you be interested in playing this game? What sort of games did you make up as a kid?