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John on the Sunset Coast BS: Child Game - Hop Scotch (39) BS: Child Game - Hop Scotch 27 Feb 15

My son and I were discussing children's physical games (as opposed to electronic, sedenentary games) of yore, specifically Hop-Scotch. I mention a name for the token we used to determine which square we had to hop to, pick up our token and hop back. Most often we used the link type key chain as a token. He had never heard the term I used to denote the token. I looked up the term online and in old fashioned print dictionaries without success. Perhaps this term was only used in SoCal, though I doubt it.

What term, if any, was used where you grew up playing Hop Scotch? I have purposely refrained from using this term, here, so as not to influence your individual memory. There is a form of this term used for other games. I will reveal all after a few responses. Perhaps I have a false memory of 65+ years ago?

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