Whether you called it Kit-kit, Staapu or Paandi, this was a game you loved to hate. Mastering it took skill, fortitude, not to mention ridicule from those who didn’t play it. It took effort and presentation skills as you drew symmetrical boxes and numbered them. As you hurled that pebbleand jumped across, sometimes with one leg suspended in the air, you knew that ever slightly losingconcentration can spell your doom. Bringing together elements of balance, aim, patience and geometry, hopscotch was a coaching class masquerading as a children’s game.