Duck on a rock

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Duck on a rock is a medieval children’s game.


Duck on a rock is a game that combined tag and marksmanship, it is played by placing a somewhat large stone (known as a "duck") upon a larger stone or a tree stump. One player stays near the stone to guard it; the other players throw stones at the duck in an attempt to knock it off of the platform. Once it is knocked off, the throwers all rush to retrieve their stones. If a player is tagged before returning to the throwing line with their stone, they become the guard. Only until the guard puts the duck back into place can they tag other players.

Recent findings suggest basketball was influenced by this game.[1]

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  1. ^ "Newly found documents shed light on basketball's birth". November 13, 2006. Archived from the original on December 1, 2007. Retrieved 2015-01-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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