Sunday, 22 July 2012

"Quack Quack"

duckduckgooseAloha my dear viewers, today i am going to post a game that most children have played during their young time. I hope you guys have at least played it at least once in your lifetime or else you would have really miss out a fun part of your childhood life. However, not only kids can play this game. Anyone of any age can play this game... so.. if you have been missing out the fun during your childhood. Now it is not too late to play this game called "Duck duck Goose".
The game was originated in the United States. There are different ways of playing this game as the years goes by as people have been implementing on this game.
  • A group of players sit in a circle, facing inward, while another player, the "picker" (a.k.a. the "fox"), (some young children call the "picker" the "ducker") walks around tapping or pointing to each player in turn, calling each a "duck" until finally picking one to be a "goose"
  • The "goose" then rises and chases and tries to tag the "picker", while the "picker" tries to return to and sit where the "goose" had been sitting.
  •  If the picker succeeds, the "goose" is now the new picker and the process begins again.
  •  If the "goose" succeeds in tagging the picker, the "goose" may return to sit in the previous spot and the "picker" resumes the process.
  • With older players, the "goose" may attempt to tackle the "picker".

However there are different extreme ways of playing this game.
  • This variant is played the same as regular duck duck goose, except in how the goose and picker try to get back to the empty spot.
  • Instead of the goose chasing after the picker, he or she goes the opposite way and tries to intercept the picker on the other side of the circle.
  • Physical contact is allowed (but not required); this usually involves wrestling and soft tackling. Throwing of limbs or fists is never allowed, the intent is always to only temporarily slow down your opponent so you can be first back to the empty spot.
  • This version is also sometimes referred to as Yak Yak Moose.
A second version of extreme duck duck goose that has existed since at least 2004 maintains the usual roles for the goose and the picker, but changes the rules for the others in the circle.

  • The rest of the group can get up and tackle or otherwise help or hinder the picker or the goose as they desire.
A third variation of Extreme Duck Duck Goose involves the circle of players in a different way.

  • In this variation, as the goose spot is opened, any player in the circle may switch from their spot to the open one, causing the "goose" spot to move around the circle, prolonging the chase.
A fourth variation of Extreme Duck Duck Goose is for larger groups (20 or more) and older children (even into college).

  • In this variation, the game is played as normal, however there are two "pickers" going in opposite directions. Their respective geese must maintain the direction of their "picker" as they chase them around the circle.

Here is a short video of a demo of playing duck duck goose from youtube. Enjoy my viewers!

Hope you people enjoyed the video. And here is a little word of the day.. No harm gaining new knowledge isn't it my fellow viewers?