The name "hopscotch" is a compound of "hop" and "scotch", meaning "scratched line", occurring first in 1789 and becoming common in the 19th century. There are many other forms of hopscotch played across the globe. In Malaysia, it is known as ting-ting or ketengteng. In Brazil it is known as Amarelinha, in many Spanish-speaking countries, it is known as Rayuela......its amazing how games bring the world together!!