What is the origin of the game Bulldog?


Where did the playground game bulldog originate from?

Mystery Hour Question

Where did the playground game bulldog originate from?

Matthew, Manchester


Name: Robert, Watford

Qualification: Massive fan of the ancient world and heard it on a podcast.

Answer: Back in Spartan times, every year they’d have a glorified sports day. One of the games was a version of British Bulldog, where the kids would have a little bit of red rag hanging out of their pants. The idea was to grab it.

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