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How to Play: Forcing the City Gates

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this Red Rover-like game. Credit: Getty Images What you need: All you need is enough children to form t...This is the Chinese New Year variation of Red Rover.

Video Games Make Kids Fat? Well, Yes and No

Playing interactive video games helps kids stay fit. Credit: Getty Images
Playing video games makes kids fat.
So say researchers at ...
Studies offer two different views on video games and obesity. But are they really that different?

How to Play: Knocking the Stick

Knock the stick over the line to win. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two sticks and chalk for drawing lines.
How to play: Draw ...
Throwing sticks? What is there not to like about that?

How to Play: Hearts

Do you heart hearts? Credit: Getty Images What you need: Four players and a standard deck of playing cards. How to ...Don't get stuck with the hearts or the ace of spades.

How to Play: Kings in the Corner

Put your kings in the corners. Credit: Getty Images What you need: Two to four players and a standard deck of pl...
You need a standard deck of cards for this game.

How to Play: Old Maid

Don't get stuck with the Old Maid! Credit: Getty Images What you need: Two to eight players and a pack of Old Maid cards or a standard ...The object of this game is not to be the old maid!

How to Play: The ABC Game

Spot the letter "A," win a point. Credit: Getty Images What you need: This is a game to play while riding in a car on a ...Claim a letter before anyone else!

How to Play: Charades

Two words: Charades rule! Credit: Getty Images What you need: At least six players, slips of paper, pens or pencils and a hat or box. ...This game is for great actors!

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