If the player reaches the center without stepping on a line or losing balance he or she marks one square with his or her initials, and from then on may place two feet in that square, while all other players must hop over it. In Mexico, it is called bebeleche (mamaleche) meaning "drink milk" or avioncito meaning "little plane", after its shape. [23], Media related to Hopscotch at Wikimedia Commons, The manuscript was published in 2003: see Cram, D., Forgeng, J. L., and, OED Online. The hopscotch game's generic name in Persian is Laylay. If, while hopping through the court in either direction, the player steps on a line, misses a square, or loses his balance and falls, his turn ends. It is attested that an ancient form of hopscotch was played by Roman children, but the first recorded references to the game in the English-speaking world date to the late seventeenth century, usually under the name "scotch-hop" or "scotch-hopper(s)". ', Learn how and when to remove this template message, American Dictionary of the English Language, "The Painted Grey Ware culture of the Iron age", "8 Games That Every 90's Kid Will Remember - Kuulpeeps - Ghana Campus News and Lifestyle Site by Students", "Traditional Children's Games: Hopscotch", "Giant hopscotch game runs 'about 200 yards' up Edinburgh street as community keeps 'adding squares' before it rains", "Coronavirus: Giant hopscotch more than 300m long in Edinburgh", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hopscotch&oldid=987102237, Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica with Wikisource reference, Articles needing additional references from June 2010, All articles needing additional references, Articles which use infobox templates with no data rows, Pages using multiple image with auto scaled images, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 November 2020, at 22:50. Lines are drawn in a variety of patterns of squares for the children to hop in with a particular order determined.1, The known history of hopscotch dates back to Roman times, although some believe that the Chinese created the game. Omissions? Organised ... Taufik Batisah (b. She hops through the squares again and at squares 7 and 8, she hops around so that she lands with right foot on square 7 and left foot on 8. Whichever square it lands on, the player can initial her name on it and claim as her house. Subsequent single squares must alternate feet. The player who has initialed the most spaces is the winner. Single squares must be hopped on one foot, except for the first single square, where either foot may be used. Upon successfully completing the sequence, the player continues the turn by tossing the marker into square number two, and repeating the pattern. Lim, R. (1982, December 4). Retrieved from NewspaperSG.9. The kampung games. (Call no. Variations of the game are played in many countries. [9] In Poor Robin's Almanack for 1677, the game is referred to as "Scotch-hoppers". The Straits Times, p. 26. Games--Singapore Singapore: Asiapac Books, p. 24. Each player has a marker, usually a common stone. Hop, throw and win a house.

Sports and Recreation The rules resemble those in the German game of Hinkspiel. "jumping the garden"), while in Norway it is called paradis, or Paradise.

However, a sense of camaraderie and ... Alfian bin Sa’at (b. In some diagrams there are certain pairs of squares where the player jumps with both feet. If the marker does not land clearly in the correct space, without touching a line, the player loses a turn. The square below 1 or the 1 itself, is called Erde (Earth) while the second to last square is the Hölle (Hell) and the last one is Himmel (Heaven).