Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hopscotch is a children''s game which can be played with several players or alone. Hopscotch is a popular playground game. To play Hopscotch, a course is first laid out on the ground. Depending on the available surface, the course is either scratched out in dirt, or drawn with chalk on pavement. Designs vary, but the course is usually composed of a series of linear squares interspersed with blocks of two lateral squares. Traditionally the course ends with a safe" or "home" base in which the player may turn before completing the reverse trip. The home base may be a square, a rectangle, or a semicircle. The squares are then numbered in the sequence in which they are to be hopped. "