(Detail from Brueghel's Painting)

King Of The Hill

This old rough and tumble game is perhaps based upon an ancient happening.

How The Game Is Played

Any number can play. One player is chosen to be "king". The "king” then stands on top of a mound or raised place on the ground (the "hill") and announces:

"I am the King, try and unseat me if you can!"

Then each of the other players (or all of them at once) try to unseat the "king” by climbing up to the top and actually pushing or dragging the "king” off the "hill".

The "king" tries to prevent this by pushing opponents off the "hill" every time they attempt to climb up! The new “king” is the one who “unseats” the old “king”.

Last update February 9, 2010