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When did the game Hide and Seek come about? does anyone know?
and yes, it's for my story...

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Sometime in 1495 If im not mistaken, it was a tuesday.
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Thanks. that fits in quite nicely.

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It is quite possible that the moneky is joking and anything he writes to a serious question is suspect :)

The bit about it being a tuesday is a really big hint that he is taking the pi$$ :)

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The monkey also didnt seem to get quite the answer it was looking for...

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751 posts and very little content :evil:

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Like Tig or Tag, Hide and Seek is an ancient game having probably been played by children for hundreds or even thousands of years. An ancient Greek writer called Julius Pollux wrote a dictionary of words in around AD 180 (nearly 2,000 years ago). He describes a game called Apodidraskinda which sounds like Hide and Seek. In Tudor times (500 years ago) it was a very popular game too. A book written by Richard Huloet in 1572 describes a game called King by Your Leave. In this game, 'It' (the seeker) was called King. The first to get back to base without being seen was the winner and was King next.

http://www.cultureonline.gov.uk/2005/07 ... l_gam.html

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Yep, Baron rojo, its usually the case that a higher post count equals less interesting content, if its interesting content you are after.

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Yes

Well, my story is set in 1565 so.....yeah. All of which is fiction - i say this because it contains Lord Robert Dudley dum-di-dum-dum-dummmmmmm!

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Mark, you know too much - how has your head not exploded?? :lol:
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