Date: Fri, 27 May 1994 11:03:16 CDT From: Mike Picone Subject: Red Rover play action In describing Red Rover play action, Wayne Glowka wrote: >If the child succeeds in crashing through the arms, his >team has won the game or at least a point. That's not how I remember playing it in either Illinois (as a kid) or Oregon (as a camp counselor). Red Rover was the if-you-can't-beat-'em-join- 'em game par excellence. When someone from side A couldn't accumulate enough force to break through linked arms on side B, he/she was absorbed into triumphant side B. If he/she succeded in breaking through, he/she would take someone back as booty to enlarge the ranks of side A. When and if one side was completely absorbed by the other, the game came to an end. Needless to say, it could be like the card game War and go on ad nauseum. Kind of like this discussion. (Ha, ha, only kidding of course.) Mike Picone University of Alabama