Versions of this game are fairly consistent regarding the top three characters - King, Queen, Joker (or Jack), and then vary when it comes to 'Dungeon' where the lowest in the hierarchy can also be 'Dunny' or 'Dunce'. Informal games are played here as well. 2 13 yo girls were observed playing Handball on a four-square court on the asphalt
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If only four players are playing, the person who is 'out' after each serve goes to the dunce position, and other players progress to king. The order of progression is dunce, jack, queen and king. If there are more than four players, the extra players will line up next to the four square court.
Handball with two players, 4-square with 4, and six-square with 6. Squares called King, Queen, Jack, onesies/peasant/loser, or for 6, K, Q, J, onsies, twosies, threesies (or K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8). King chooses options: tiggers (can hit the ball twice on the way out), skims, double bounce, swallow the golden key (have three
Ace-King-Queen typical setting. This game is a hybrid between handball and boxball, and it can be played anywhere that a decent wall and sidewalk meet. Each player (anywhere from two to six) has a box that they defend. The player on the leftmost side (the "Ace") serves by bouncing the ball on the ground first, where it then hits the wall and goes into the "box" (defined by cracks in the sidewalk) of the player on his right (the "King").
They are quite simple. There is a king, queen, jack, and dunce (like any 4 square) or if you are playing 2 square then it is only king and dunce.
The name "Chinese" handball is American in origin. Like the terms "Chinese checkers" or "Chinese fire drill", the name identifies it as an "exotic" or confusing variation on something more familiar to Westerners. Popular culture. A 2010 PBS documentary, New York Street Games, shows people playing Ace-King-Queen. See also
Chinese handball (also known as Ace-King-Queen, King (s), and Slugs ), is a form of American handball popular on the streets of New York City and Bridgewater, NJ during the 1960s and ‘70s, and is still played today. In the Philadelphia region it is known as Chink, with almost all of the same rules. Game play.
Handball (also four square, n-square - where n is the number of players - or downball) is a ball game played in schoolyards in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa, China and South East Asia. Unlike most types of handball , it does not incorporate a wall, instead of being played on a court consisting of lines on the ground.
Looks like OP got the pole out of the crawl space for the airing of grievances. This post just gave me a huge nostalgia overload. in school we had six square handball and it was glorious. Good times. We had 5 square, Ace in the middle surrounded by King, Queen, Jack and Dunce.