“Round Up” was a variation of ringolevio that we played on our block in the Bronx (Soundview area); In Round Up, 1 person was “it” (the hunter)and everyone else was the hunted. Once you find/catch someone, that person is now a hunter and joins you in your search for the others. Like ringolevio, the game was pretty straighforward…as we got older, it became tougher as hiding spots would include building courtyards, roofs, and sometimes even the next block! I’m trying to contact some of my old friends to see if I’ve left anything out…it was a LONG time ago that I last played But it was one of the long list of games we’d play in the days before Nintendo and cable tv, when all the kids on the block were outside, having fun (sigh).
Original author: Juan A. Vargas (pooktc5) [e-mail]