Date: Fri, 27 May 1994 14:56:51 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: Ringaleavio/Capture the Flag OK, it's all coming back to me, slowly. But either there was an isogloss through the center of the city or a change in nomenclature at some point. We played something very much like what was just described, but under the name of "Steal the White Flag", although I think Capture the Flag was an alternate moniker. One essential defining feature of our version, as I recall, was the existence of a Jail within enemy territory where you had to go when caught wandering across No Man's Land [sic] and grabbed for three "n-one hundred"s; a teammate could free you from jail but I think you had to get back to your territory before returning across the line to steal the flag. We played in Central Park. But we didn't call it Ringaleevio, which was a name that I always thought went with a DIFFERENT game. --Larry