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Hop scotch

Believe me when I say that before I had my daughter I could not have drawn a hop-scotch board or told you the rules but all that has changed and like most things that you learn more about you find there is a lot more to learn than you initially thought. Sure the basic Hop Scotch Board is simple to draw and the rules are straight forward (I have laid the basic game out below) but in reading about the game I found there are as many variations to the game as you want to dream up. Some variations can include hopping multiple times on a single square, singing songs or rhymes while moving thru the board, and creating elaborate boards that branch off instead of the normal stacked pattern.

Equipment: Chalk, sidewalk, Driveway, or Play-yard.
Play: Draw the layout with the chalk - 2 single squares, 1 double square, 1 single squares, 1 double square, Turnaround or Home. (Some Variations are listed at the bottom of this post)
Rules: The first player tosses the marker (typically a stone or bean bag) into the first square. The marker must land completely within the designated square without touching a line or bouncing out. If the marker lands in the wrong square, the player forfeits his/her turn.
If the marker is successful, the player hops through the court skipping the square with the marker in it. Single squares must be hopped on one foot. For the first single square, either foot may be used. Side by side squares are straddled, with the left foot landing in the left square, and the right foot landing in the right square. Optional squares marked "Safe", "Home", or "Rest" are neutral squares, and may be hopped through in any manner without penalty.
When players reach the end of the court, they turn around and hop back through the court, moving through the squares in reverse order and stopping to pick up the marker on the way back (and hops in the square). Upon successfully completing the sequence, the player continues the turn by tossing the marker into square number two, and repeating the pattern.
If while hopping through the court in either direction the player steps on a line, misses a square, or loses balance, the turn ends.
Players begin their turns where they last left off. The first player to complete one course for every numbered square on the court wins the game.

Hopscotch began in ancient Britain during the early Roman Empire. The original hopscotch courts were over 100 feet long! They were used for military training exercises.
Roman foot soldiers ran the course in full armor and field packs, and it was thought that Hopscotch would improve their foot work. Roman children imitated the soldiers by drawing their own boards, and creating a scoring system, and "Hopscotch"
Some Variations:

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