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A form of Roly Poly (or Roley Poley or Roll Ball) that substitutes hats for holes in the ground. Newell says this game was played among the Pennsylvania Dutch.Brewster says that Hat Ball variants are known in many countries, and include Petjeball [Dutch] and Kappenspiel [German].
Newell, Games and Songs of American Children. page 183.
Paul G. Brewster, American Nonsinging Games (University of Oklahoma Press, 1953), page 85.
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