Yes! “I declare war on…..toby2max!” Long pause before you yelled out the name to heighten the anticipation. We used the exact same rules that toby2max describes, and we used the names of countries also. If you forgot who was what, you sometimes declared war on yourself! (I remember doing this!) For the three steps, we were allowed to place the ball on the ground where we caught it, then back up and take a running jump for our three steps. I grew up playing this in Laurelton, Queens in the late 50’s and 60’s.
Original author: Ed Rosenthal [e-mail]