A person is picked to be the "queenie,"
and that person turns her back to everyone else.
then throws the ball over her shoulder and one of the other players needs
to catch it or pick it up.
Everyone, except the "queenie", puts
their hands behind their backs so that the "queenie" doesn't
know who has the ball.
The "queenie" then turns around and
"Queenie, Queenie who's got the ball?
Are they short,
or are they tall?
Are they hairy, or are they bald?
You don't know because
you don't have the ball!"
The "queenie" has to guess who has
the ball through a process of elimination. If the person with the ball is
the last one to be picked, that person becomes the new "queenie."