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A hand game, most commonly played by children in the Midwest and California. The origin of the game is unknown, but has been around for generations. It is a particular favorite at summer camps, recess, and on bus rides. The game can be played by two or more people. The lyrics are as follows: Obo shin otten totten, nay nay i am boom boom boom, itty bitty otten totten obo shin otten totten, obo shin otten totten, BOOM 1,2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!

With the start of the song:

In groups of 2+ the players can sit in a circle with their hand overlapping

If there are only 2 people playing they extend their arms in front of them. Person 1 has their palms facing down, person 2 has their palms facing up. They start the lyrics and move their hands in rhythm with the music. When they reach 10 the person who ends up on top tries to slap the person who's hands are on bottom. If they successfully do so they win. If the person on bottom pulls away then that person wins.

Here is a video of two children playing a variation of the game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Goemgm-LAaM

Here is a link to another explanation of the game provided by James Monroe Elementary http://cms.dsusd.k12.ca.us/education/components/whatsnew/default.php?sectiondetailid=45739&id=1958&viewType=detail&PHPSESSID=bbd877016dbeb92f321d238bdad78103

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