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This Easter, play Catch with
your far-away friends!

Send them a special gift: the illustrated
collection of the games we all played as kids!


Leapfrog is Cavallina in Italian and Saute-mouton in French. Chinese Jump
Rope or French Skipping is Elastico in Spanish and Gummitwist in German.
Red Light Green Light is Peili in Finnish and Annemaria Koekkoek in Dutch!

Kids all over the world used to play the same games! How awesome is that?
The book includes "childhood classics" like Blind Man's Bluff, Chinese Jump
Rope, Leapfrog, Marbles and Red Light Green Light. It also features American
playground icons like Capture the Flag, Horse, Skully, Stickball and Stoopball.
And it also includes a few lesser-known-but-equally-fun outdoor games like
Nine Stones, 21 or the UK-famous French Cricket.

So make your friends a special present: help them waste two hours of their
lives laughing about the games they played as kids. And most importantly,
learn all the games so whenever you meet next you can just start playing!


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GETTING THE WORLD
TO PLAY OUTSIDE.
ONE BLOCK
AT A TIME.




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  Around the Block
is an illustrated collection of games kids played in
the 70's, 80's and 90's. An way earlier than that,
actually. The project aims to map out the world's
outdoor games in order to help pass them on to
future generations.The current edition compiles 2/3
European games and 1/3 American ones.
 
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Book editions

The English edition is out now and is looking for friends
to play with. That includes distributors. For now, get it here.

The Polish, Russian and Chinese editions are under way.

We're now especially interested in finding partners to
develop German, French and Spanish language editions.

If any of this sounds interesting or if you have any
suggestions or kind words or you just want to say hi, drop
us a line at play@aroundtheblock.eu
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The book is a proud finalist in the Design section of Cannes Lions
2015. The event is the world’s most important festival celebrating
creative communications and the positive social impact of each
project.

www.canneslionsarchive.com/winners/entry/590432/outside-the-block-p
arents-pass-on-their-childhood-games



The book received The Most Beautiful Book of the Year Prize at the
Romanian Book Industry Awards, the most prominent event that
recognizes publishing excellence in the Romanian book industry.

http://www.galabundetipar.ro/istoric/editia-a-iv-a-2015/premii-edit
ia-2015/




Around The Block was given the Innovative Publishing Award at the
National Book Design Contest, an award that the jury created
especially for the project, to acknowledge the book’s unique format.

http://celemaifrumoasecarti.ro/





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