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MARCO POLO

PLAYED BY THREE OR MORE PEOPLE IN A POOL. WHOEVER IS IT MUST BLIND
THEIR EYES AND GO UNDER WATER FOR THE COUNT OF FIVE, UPON FIVE IT
COMES UP OUT OF THE WATER BUT HIS EYES REMAIN CLOSED WHILE HE IS IT.
IT THEN SAYS MARCO, THE OTHER PLAYERS MUST RESPOND WITH POLO. IT THEN
TRIES TO TAG ONE OF THE OTHER PLAYERS. EVERY TIME IT SAYS MARCO THE
OTHERS MUST ANSWER WITH POLO. THE FIRST PERSON TAGGED IS IT AND THE
GAME STARTS OVER.

Submitter comment: ALSO KNOWN AS POOL TAG OR WATER TAG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): HANDICAP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Water Ice Snow
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