A very rough and popular English game for boys in High School is Bulldog. You’d have two teams starting with the same number, one attacking and one on defense. The attackers would try to reach the wall behind the defending team, but any attacker that got caught (tackled to the ground) would have to join the defenders team. As the game progressed, there would be less and less attackers. There was no winning, it was just a game of pure attrition, with lots of bruises. You’d get a good reputation in school if you were good at Bulldog. It was a great game for growing boys.
Original author: Peter [e-mail]