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GAMES OF SINGAPORE


Main Bailing Tin


Players: 6 or more
Supplies: stones, pebbles or marbles; tin can
Action:

One player chosen to be IT, stands in a circle with another, the leader, who holds a tin can in his hands. The can contains a few pebbles that are securely enclosed. Play starts as the leader throws the can as far as possible. IT has to retrieve the can and replace it in the circle; meanwhile, all the other players hide. After the can has been replaced, the hiding players try to get back to the circle and kick the can out before being caught by IT. If a player is caught he is placed in the circle; if he is sucessful, he may rescue any player who has been caught. The game continues until all hidden players have been caught.