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  Marco Polo
Everybody EXCEPT the "marco" (or 'it') was allowed to get out of the pool AS LONG AS they had one body part in the water.
This most popular of swimming games owes it's name to the Venetian explorer of the late 1200s and early 1300s whose travels to China, India and other parts of Asia helped to introduce the "mysterious Orient" to Western Europe.
Legend says that Marco Polo did not know where he was going when he first set out on his travels- hence the game's name.
www.gameskidsplay.net /games/sensing_games/marcopolo.htm   (363 words)

  Marco Polo (game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The children's game of Marco Polo is a form of tag played in a swimming pool.
The game is popular in the United States, Canada and Brazil, and possibly in other parts of the world.
Another variant is "Sharks and Minnows" or "Silent Witness", which uses the tag rules of Marco Polo, but the players are not required to make a sound at any time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marco_Polo_(game)   (293 words)

 Marco Polo Encyclopedia @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Marco Polo's father, Niccolò (also Nicolò in Venetian) and his uncle, Maffeo (also Maffio), were prosperous merchants who traded with the East.
The name Marco Polo was also given to a children's game (Marco Polo), a story in the science fiction series Doctor Who (Marco Polo) and a three-masted clipper ship built in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1851.
The tourism authorities of Korčula advertise it as the home of Marco Polo, based on a later tradition that places the Polo family in the Dalmatian town of Šibenik, later moving to Korčula and then Venice.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Marco_Polo   (1457 words)

 What marco polo did   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Object of the Game: Not to get caught by "Marco" (the person who is "it") Rules: One person is chosen to be "it" he/she closes his/her eyes and gets on one end of the swimming pool.
Marco did not learn the Chinese language and therefore was not exposed to the Chinese...
Their trip took so long that Marco Polo did not return to Venice until he was 41 years old.
polo.fowak.com /index.php?kid=what-marco-polo-did   (446 words)

 Marco polo game origin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Marco Polo is also a popular children's game played in a pool...
Polo is a team game played on field with one goal for each team.
The origin of polo is a controversial with several countries claiming to be the of this game.
polo.fowak.com /index.php?kid=marco-polo-game-origin   (375 words)

 ipedia.com: Marco Polo Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Marco Polo (1254 - January 8 1324) was a Venetian merchant and explorer who, together with his father and uncle, was among the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road to China (which he called Cathay).
Marco Polo is also believed to have described a bridge that was the site of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, a battle that marked the beginning of the Japanese invasion of north central China in World War II.
Although the Polos were by no means the first Europeans to reach China overland (see for example Giovanni da Pian del Carpini), thanks to Marco's book their trip was the first to be widely known, and the best-documented until then.
www.ipedia.com /marco_polo.html   (908 words)

 Marco Polo
Marco Polo also tries to do one better on the market-sim genre by heavily employing multimedia.
Another aspect of Marco Polo is the background information on the personality for which the game is named after.
The story of Marco Polo's family and his travels is narrated to you while you watch a "slide show" that is occasionally interrupted by video clips.
www.worldvillage.com /wv/gamezone/html/reviews/marcopol.htm   (966 words)

 Marco Polo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Accompanying Marco Polo is the Mongol warlord Tegana, an emissary from the Khan's enemy, Noghai, on his way to discuss peace terms with the Khan.
Marco insists they go on and suggests preparing a place for him in one of the wagons, but Barbara suggests that the TARDIS would be more comfortable and less bumpy for him as they go.
Marco is furious, knowing the journey is impossible for one young girl alone on a road filled with bandits and cut-throats, but he is conflicted about what to do.
www.drwhoguide.com /who_D.htm   (13535 words)

 Marco Polo
Marco was the first to reveal China in its wealth and vastness.
Marco's account of game management and conservation, as practiced by the Khan, is strikingly similar to our present-day methods.
This is that they may increase and multiply; and, as the breach of this r is attended with punishment, game of every description increases prodigiously." Marco also describes the Khan's game preserves, his system of planting millet and other grain as food and cover for pheasants and quails.
www.newton.dep.anl.gov /natbltn/500-599/nb591.htm   (645 words)

 The Baseball Zealot: 4/15/07 LINECORE OF THE DAY: MARCO SCUTARO
I could only imagine the chanting of "MARCO" and the reply "SCUTARO" in Oakland after his game winning blast against the Yankees.
You've all heard it played by children, mostly in swimming pools, but with Marco Polo being the Marco of choice in that game.
Marco has never hit more than nine home runs in a season and was just one for twenty thus far in 2007.
www.thebaseballzealot.com /archives/41507_linecore_of_the_day_marco_scutaro.php   (292 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Marco Polo: The Glories Of Kinsay [Hangchow] (c. 1300)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Marco Polo returned to Venice, his hometown, in 1295 after an absence of twenty-five years in the East.
For truth it was, as the said Messer Marco Polo at a later date was able to witness with his own eyes.
Now Messer Marco heard it stated by one of the Great Kaan's officers of customs that the quantity of pepper introduced daily for consumption into the city of Kinsay amounted to 43 loads, each load being equal to 2-23 lbs.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/polo-kinsay.html   (4643 words)

 Party Game Central- Party games and birthday games for kids and adults
Marco goes or swims to one end of the pool and closes their eyes.
In this variation, Marco must stay in the pool but all other players can climb out on the edge as long as some part of their body (such as a big toe) stays in the water.
However, if Marco calls "Fish out of water!" then the person with the least amount of skin in the water is the next Marco.
www.partygamecentral.com /pgcstandard/gametmpstd.asp?gn=MARCO+POLO   (243 words)

 Outpost Gallifrey: Episode Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Polo seizes the TARDIS, intending to present it as a gift to the Khan in the hope that he may then be allowed to return to his native Venice, and the Doctor's group have little choice but to join the caravan.
Marco Polo, having been alerted by the time travellers and Ling-Tau, saves the Khan's life by engaging Tegana in a sword fight and overpowering him.
Polo returns the TARDIS key to the travellers in gratitude for what they have done, and they make good their escape.
www.gallifreyone.com /episode.php?id=d   (1169 words)

 Marco Polo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Marco found a lot of Asia, which was not known to the rest of the world.
Young Marco was born in Venice, Italy in 1252.
Marco Polo was important, not because he made a movie or wrote a song.
www.wtisbury.mv.k12.ma.us /projects/bioweb/tye.htm   (308 words)

 Amazon.com: MARCO POLO: Books: Susan Roth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
But the historical Polo was a fascinating man who, at 17, left his native Venice to embark on a series of journeys with his father and uncle in 1271, not to return for 24 years.
Grade 4-7-- Young Marco Polo tells his own story, in diary format, from 1271 when he, his father, and his uncle sailed from Venice until their return some 24 years and many adventures later.
It is a weakness in the execution of the convention, however, that even though the entries span over 20 years, the diarist's voice remains that of a young, naive lad throughout, and not the convincing portrait of a successful businessman and diplomat.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/038526495X?v=glance   (571 words)

 Marco Polo
The Marco Polo was a true oddity of the clipper ship era when she had arrived in Liverpool the second time around, this time 35 days out of Mobile, Alabama, with a load of cotton.
Following her February 1851 launching, the Marco Polo was blown over on the far bank of Marsh Creek, where the receding tide left her stranded upon a mud bank for two weeks until much digging and an unusually high tide freed her.
The length of the Marco Polo from stem to stern (inside measurement) is 185 feet; her beam is 38 feet; her depth of hold from the coamings 30 feet.
www.eraoftheclipperships.com /page46web7.html   (3904 words)

 How did the "Marco Polo" game, where ... - Answerbag
The historical significance of this game relates back to a time when Marco Polo (age 17) was traveling to China with his father and uncle on their way to see the Great Khan.
Marco was very tired and he fell asleep on his horse.
He began to hear voices in the desert thinking it was the caravan calling for him...hense "Marco" "Polo." He was later found but it was not his family calling.
www.answerbag.com /q_view.php/30349   (267 words)

 Words For My Enjoyment » Blog Archive » I Am Afraid of Marco Polo
I’m talking about the underwater game that chooses one unlucky (and potentially unliked) person to be blindfolded, shoved into the deep end of a pool, then challenged to walk around in that pool, with water potentially lapping up and over their head, while they yell Marco!
Now we have two kids totally playing together in a game of Marco Polo except there’s no water, no blindfolds, no fear of drowning and instead we have food, drink, TV and a well-informed pair of buddies who know what shows are starting when.
Never heard of that game until I moved to the States, now every summer the pool is filled with kids screaming “Marco Polo.” Makes me want to run out and drown the noisy buggers.
www.pauldavidson.net /2006/04/13/i-am-afraid-of-marco-polo   (1462 words)

 Marco Polo for PC - Marco Polo PC Game - Marco Polo Computer Game
In the optimal game route, Alexander travels to land of the dead to free Cassima's dead parents who were killed by the Vizier.
The Oregon Trail is an edutainment computer game about American pioneer life that has a long history in North American school districts and homes.
The game was inspired by the real-life Oregon Trail and was designed to teach schoolchildren about the realities of 19th century pioneer life on the trail.
www.gamespot.com /582491?new_theme=standard&pid=582491   (209 words)

 Activities - Xpeditions @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Retrace the steps of Marco Polo and discover what you can learn from the cultures you encounter along the way and what you might take home to share with your friends and family.
In 1271, 17-year-old Marco left his hometown of Venice, Italy, with his father and uncle, embarking on an adventure that lasted 24 years, and took him to places that Europeans had never even heard of.
Retrace Marco's footsteps to see these unfamiliar landscapes and cultures for yourself and to learn some interesting new things to share with your friends and family back home.
www.nationalgeographic.com /xpeditions/activities/10/marcopolo.html   (708 words)

 Marco Polo’s Voyage Home @ nationalgeographic.com
There were, of course, skeptics, unable to believe even Marco’s truthful reports, of cities in China grander than Europe’s, of a rock that burned and cloth that did not.
Uncover the riches of Marco Polo’s odyssey with author Mike Edwards.
Furthermore, Larner points out, the only known place in which Columbus wrote of Polo by name is in the report of his third voyage to the West.
www7.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/data/2001/07/01/html/ft_20010701.2.html   (1043 words)

 De Boerboel (www.saboerboel.nl)
Voorstanders van de Tibetaanse theorie gebruiken de beschrijvingen van de Marco Polo over de zeer grote Tibetaanse honden als een bewijs dat de Tibetaanse Mastiffs de echte Molossers zijn, waarbij men Polo’s beschrijvingen vergelijkt met de grote honden die worden voorgesteld op de Assyrische reliëfs.
Supporters of the Tibetan theory use the descriptions of Marco Polo about the very big Tibetan dogs as proof that the Tibetan Mastiff are the real Molossers, in which they compare Marco Polo’s descriptions to the big dogs that are depicted on the Assyrian relieves.
Today, however, there is not one breed that fits that description… The supporters of the Tibetan theory also claim that the dog on the plate of Niniveh, which dates from 580 BC, is a Tibetan Mastiff brought in from the mountains to the valley.
www.saboerboel.nl   (12605 words)

 Marco polo - marcopolo.worldcom.com/   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
James Smith, builder of the Marco Polo, revolutionized the way tall ships were A large and elegant vessel called the MARCO POLO was launched on Thursday
The Marco Polo Hotel offers you a real personalized service: only 60 rooms and 4 Penthouse Suites, with all the facilities of a big 5 star hotel.
Marco Polo was only 6 years old when his father and uncle set out eastward on their first They took with them 17-year-old Marco Polo and two friars.
card-games.easylookfor.com /elf/card-games-marco-polo.htm   (165 words)

 Marco Polo Game - all-about-water-polo.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Encyclopedia: Marco Polo (game) Sponsored links: The children's game of Marco Polo is played in a swimming pool.
The draws for the first edition of the Wilkinson Sword National Water Polo Championship, organised by the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta (ASA), were held on Thursday 25 May at the Radisson Bay Point Hotel.
For her senior year, water polo will be offered in the fall and soccer in the spring.
www.all-about-water-polo.com /marcopologame   (773 words)

 CB Marco Polo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
CB Marco Polo is a transmitter hunt game which has been played for years.
The Premise of CB Marco Polo is one vehicle hides somewhere in town and the others try to find them.
If the game ends before everyone has had a chance to hide, the would-have-been-next "it" may be designated as first to hide for the next time a game is arranged.
members.aol.com /surfrrrs/CBMP.html   (2899 words)

 Chinese Cultural Studies: Marco Polo [1254-1324]: Travels in China
Marco Polo [1254-1324], the most famous of medieval European travelers.
His account of China inspired other Europeans, including Columbus, to both interest and greed The is some dispute as to the reliability of the Travels of Marco Polo.
However, to speak the truth, this part is the greatest and most productive; and because of the great revenue that the Great Kaan derives from it, it is his favourite province, and he takes all the more care to watch it well, and to keep the people contented.
acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu /~phalsall/texts/marcopolo.html   (6251 words)

 Marco Polo (2)
POLO: Don't be deceived by it, Miss Wright, the desert is always dangerous.
POLO: In future, the guards will be told to notify me immediately if any of you wish to leave the camp.
POLO: Yes, and with the water rationed we'll be growing weaker all the time.
homepages.bw.edu /~jcurtis/Scripts/Polo/polo2.html   (2197 words)

 Radio internetowe - radioparty.pl - Trance Your Music 100 with Marco V, Jennifer Rene, Sean Tyas , Andy Moor
Radio internetowe - radioparty.pl - Trance Your Music 100 with Marco V, Jennifer Rene, Sean Tyas, Andy Moor
Marco Verkuylen (Marco V) jest DJ / Producentem pochodzącym z Holandii.
W roku 2006 pojawił się autorski album Marco zatytułowany " Combi: Nation II Album " rok bierzący to wiele wystepów na całym świecie a także nowe produkcje muzyczne.
www.radioparty.pl /news/news_329.html   (468 words)

 Marco Polo (7)
Marco Polo has taken away my caravan and given it to you, sire.
POLO: Yes, there is to be a banquet tonight in his honour, at which six thousand guests will attend.
THE KHAN: We are distressed and angered by your conduct, Marco.
trap.mtview.ca.us /~schizo/dw/polo7.html   (2532 words)

 Pioneer Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Drop the Handkerchief is a pioneer game that is the same as Duck, Duck, Goose.
One way you played the game was to call out in Blindman's Buff like you do in Marco Polo.
In another way to play the game, you were silent and the person had to find you.When the person finds you, they don't just tag you.
www.prairie.district96.k12.il.us /Museum/games.html   (327 words)

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