We used to play a game where the Fox would stand with his or her back to the rest of the gang, who would all line up far back (the depth of the back yard, in this case). The gang asks the question, “What time is it, Mr. Fox?” while, at the same time, moving forward as far as they dare. Fox says a time, like “One o’clock.” They ask the question and move again, and he says another time. I don’t remember whether the times had to be sequential. Maybe. One of the gang wants to be able to touch the Fox to win, to be the next Fox. BUT at one point, at Fox’s discretion, Fox will answer the question with, “DINNER TIME!” and turn around and touch everyone he can, while they all run back to the beginning line. Does anyone else remember this one?
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