I grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Bklyn and we had the greatest times playing “Ringolevio”. There were 2 teams. One team would cover their eyes (of course we peeked) and the other team would run and hide. When we finished counting, we would seek out the other team. There was a “free bench” and a “caught bench”. The purpose of the team that went to hide was to get to the free bench without getting caught. If you did get caught, the free members would try to free you.
Original author: Eileen Gretah