|by Lee, Diane||Germantown Academy 6th grade||1998|
State the name of your game and why you chose it.
We chose Roman Ball because it sounded interesting and different from anything else we've played. It's a simple game but sounds fun and you don't need much equipment.
List the countries where it is played and its origin.
You can probably guess that Roman Ball is from Rome and that is where it is mainly played. The game was first played in ancient Rome.
Describe how your game is played. State the object of the game. Clearly describe the rules.
- The game of Roman Ball is played on a court. The court has two circles, one in the middle of the other.
- Five players stand spread out around the bigger of the two circles. The player with the ball bounces it in the inner circle and it must go out of the outer circle.
- If the ball is caught by another player there is no point awarded to the thrower. If no one catches the ball, the ball throw receives l point.
- The first person to reach seven points wins the game.
- You may run around the circle in order to catch the ball.
List the equipment needed.
- tennis ball
- chalk and string to draw the circles
Make recommendations for what type of athlete would enjoy playing this game. What skills does it demand?
Lee: If you play basketball or enjoy running I think you will love this game. You can play Roman Ball whenever you can draw a couple of circles and have a rubber ball so you can play it anywhere.
What are your feelings about this game? Did you enjoy playing it? Would you recommend it?
Lee: I like this game because the rules are simple and you can play it anywhere at anytime.
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