There is a game called pies quietos in Spanish and here is what it looks like. The game is very simple: Players are standing in about meter distance around or in front of the leader. Leader tosses the ball up and cries out somebody of the players, who must catch the ball. If this player catches the ball, he becomes new leader. If he fails, players scatter and as soon as he finally picks up the ball, he cries "Stander" (this is in Russia; in other places cry is different, of course) and everybody must stop immediately. Then he must throw the ball to any player he wants. Players may evade staying in one place, while the thrower when throwing cannot leave the place where he picked up the ball. If the player is tagged, he becomes new leader. In the USSR the game was very popular in the middle of the 20th century and obviously appeared there during the war or maybe shortly before the war. Russian name for the game was штандер (spelled like German Stander) or Stander-stop, Stop-ball (Стоп-мяч), Gaper (Зевака). Do you know this game in your country? How do you call it? When you think it appeared at your place?