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|Boys playing It (Tag) and Chain tag. © Peter Kennedy, clip from One potato, two potato, 1957, original film available from Folktrax. See About Playground fun for more information.|
|A black and white video from 1957 showing a group of boys playing It (Tag) and Chain tag outside.|
|It is a game that has probably always been played by children; it is easy to start and stop and doesn’t need any special equipment or skills to play. |
Virgil, a writer in Ancient Rome, complained about Roman children playing It inside mazes!
It, in various ways, is played by children all over the world and is known by different names, for example Tiente in Spain.