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08 August 2005

GaGa: The Newest Game for the 21st Century

Well, not exactly, but it's a DARN fun game to play. Although usually reserved for little kids, gaga is a lot of fun to play with people your age because it steps up the intensity 100x. It's also fun to play WITH little kids because you can smash the crap out of them... and that's always a good time.

If you don't know what gaga is, here's a short description:

It is played in an octagon-shaped walled court where the walls come up about waist-high... like this:

Players get inside the court. The object of the game is to eliminate the other players by hitting them with the ball (a rubber kickball) -- similar to dodgeball. However, you cannot pick up the ball but strike it while it's on the ground using a closed fist. If at any time the ball hits you below the shoulders, (except when you hit it with your hands) you are out. You are also out if you knock the ball outside of the court.

It might sound juvenile, but it's a very intense game to play because of the small size of the court, the angled walls which create all kinds of odd bounces, and the fact that it's every man for himself. When you play with people older than little kids, you can really pound the ball and it gets pretty crazy.

New Olympic Sport. This guy agrees.


At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I have never known anyone who knew about this game! I actually learned how to play it while at a summer camp about 15 years ago. The only difference from the court in the picture was that the walls were only about 1 foot high. That made it really easy to knock it out of the court and therefore be out. It is incredibly fun.



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