How has the Boo Radley game changed in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

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Initially, the "Boo Radley" game involved the children acting out the entire melodrama of the Radley's life, as they understand it--complete with their misconceptions and wild fantasies.  Atticus questions them about it, and the kids think perhaps their Boo Radley game days are over.  Later, the game becomes one of convincing Boo to come out and have some ice cream; the invitation is extended via a note attached to a fishing pole.  Atticus, learning of this newest attempt, orders the kids to "Stop tormenting that man."

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