A NYC street game from the 1930s-1960s where two teams would be chosen, one called "Rabbits" the other "Foxes." The Rabbits run and hide while the Foxes count to 100. After counting, the Foxes head out to search for Rabbits and capture them by holding on to them, saying "Ringalevio 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3!" They are then plced in a common area called the Jail. When all the Rabbits are captured and in Jail, the game ends. The teams then switch sides and repeat. A free Rabbit can sneak up on the Jail and by smacking the wall at the Jail can free ALL the captured Rabbits, so the Foxes always kept a "Jailer" at the Jail. This game could take 4-5 hours to complete, depending upon the number of players.
A version of Hide & Seek combined with Tag.
We played an awesome game of Ringalevio today! We had 40 kids and there were 4 jailbreaks. What a blast!