I remember my sister and my cousins and I used to play something we called "Hide & Seek without running" (sic) at our grandparents house.
At school we played something called 'fly away' (not sure what it's called in the rest of the world, probably some form of tag
, but no way I'm reading all that article to figure it out : P )
the boys had a home base and the girls would try to capture the boys and take them somewhere (prison), and you can race to that girls' place and touch one of the captured boys and say "fly away" and they're free again.
Not sure why it was always like that (girls running after boys). Never the opposite
I was always too shy to play it. I guess I only played a few times and would generally just stay at the home base thing. And once I tried to and got captured and the girl capturing me just said "you're captured" and didn't want to touch me. I guess I scared them or something or they didn't want to scare me. :/
There was one game we did play in class. Again I don't know the original name but it's called here "Autobus Complète" (a French name for some bizarre reason). Where we choose a letter and all fill a sheet with different items: a name, a place, a type of food, etc. The one who finishes first has to shout "Autobus Complète".
Seriously though, I think I mostly just played Sega, and later Playstation.
I also played A LOT with Legos. Though I rarely built anything useful. I just made up stories with the Lego people.
I also played with dolls with my sister ... Well, she made up stories and I just watched. I kept nagging her to "finish the story". Oddly, my sister had a lot of Sindeys (that was the dolls name, I don't know if it's even still around) and like one Barbie. The barbie was always the evil one. I never really understood why. Barbie and Ken were always evil in her stories. I still think of Barbies when I think of evil : /
Yeah, I played a lot with pens and pencils as spaceships. Not sure if that's common, lol. I preferred that to actual toy crafts.