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A.K.A. FIVE DOLLARS


This game needs a couple of kids and a ball (both a football or a baseball are common).

One person is the thrower, and everyone else clusters about throwing distance away from the thrower. The thrower toss the ball in the air towards everyone else and annouces a number between 50 and 500, like so: "I've got 200 up for grabs". If a kid catches it they get as many points as the thrower yelled. If someone drops it though, they lose the same number of points (negative score are possible).

The first person to get 500 points wins and become the thrower for the next game.

OR

The baseball was batted and there was a set number of points for each type of hit. A "grounder" was 25, a line drive on the fly was 50 and anything of the order of a pop fly was 100.

Contributed by Chuck - Thank you!

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One person is the thrower, and everyone else clusters about throwing distance away from the thrower.  The ball is then thrown (or kicked) towards the group.  If caught on the fly, it is worth 100 points; after the first bounce: 75, second bounce: 50, and after the third bounce: 25.

First person to 500 becomes the thrower (or kicker) for the next round.

Contributed by Brian - Thank you!

OR

Five Dollars

 

The baseball is batted to players in a field (batter throws the ball up for him/herself to hit; no pitching). There is a set number of points for each type of hit fielded. The players continued fielding balls until someone reached exactly $5.00. The person reaching exactly $5.00 becomes the new batter, with the old batter going to the field. If a ball is dropped, the player loses that much money. A player can go "in the hole" if they continue to lose money beyond zero.

 

Hit Values

Grounder .25

1 bounce .75

2 bounces .50

3 bounces .25

In the air 1.00

 

If the ball stops rolling (grounder) before being retrieved by the player, no money is awarded.

If a player has $4.75 and he catches a fly ball, he stays at $4.75 because he did not reach $5.00 exactly.

Contributed by Brian - Thank you!

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