Whacks

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Game Whacks
Game Family Baseball Baseball
Location London, England
Regions Britain
Eras Predecessor, 1800s
Invented No
Description

In Gomme's 1898 survey, she includes the following sentence in an account of the game of waggles:

"A game called 'Whacks' is played in a similar way [to that of Waggles, a form of tip-cat] -- London streets."

Sources

See 

Alice Bertha Gomme, The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (New York; Dover, 1964 – reprinted from two volumes printed in 1894 and 1898), page 329.  

Gomme cites her source as F. H. Low, Strand Magazine, November 1891.

Comment

A 2017 web search for <whacks london street game> returns only the Gomme source.



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