Crack Up Ball Game


This game is best played by a medium (4-10) group of kids. One player has the ball and is "it". He runs after one or more of the others to try to throw the ball and hit one of them (obviously a reasonably soft ball is used). The others try to avoid being hit. Whoever the ball is thrown at can attempt to catch the ball. If they catch it, the thrower loses a point. If they don't catch it (or don't try) and they're hit, they lose a point. If no one is hit, no points are lost. If the ball is not caught, any nearby player can try to grab the ball to become "it". When a player loses 5 points, they're out. Play continues until there's only one left -- the winner.

Contributed by Ray, Northeast - Thank you!