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Players may be safe from being tagged under certain circumstances

March 22, 2019 0 Comment

Players may be safe from being tagged under certain circumstances: if they are within a pre-determined area, off the ground, or when touching a particular structure. Traditional variants are Wood tag, Iron tag, and Stone tag, when a player is safe when touching the named material.3 This safe zone has been called a “gool”, “ghoul”, or “Dell”,45 probably a corruption of “goal”.6 The term “gool” was first recorded in print in Massachusetts in the 1870s, and is common in the northern states of the US. Variants include gould, goul, and ghoul, and alternatives include base and home.7 In the United Kingdom, the base is frequently known as “den”. In much of Canada and parts of the northern United States, the state or home base of being immune from tagging is known as “times” or “T.”