Whacks

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Game Whacks
Game Family Baseball Baseball
Location London, England
Regions Britain
Eras Predecessor"Predecessor" is not in the list (Pre-1700, 1700s, 1800s, Post-1900, Contemporary) of allowed values for the "Game Eras" property., 1800s
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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.

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

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