I did the majority of my growing up in East Flatbush (Brooklyn Avenue between Hawthorne & Fenimore Streets). We played ringoleaveo, spud, red rover and sardines. The object of Sardines was for someone to hide and then everyone had to look for him. Once you found the him, you had to hide with him. Sardines was really popular in my teen years because this was a good boy/girl came.
Original author: Dave [e-mail]