It is just another word that has changed over time.
"... the true history of the game is murky at best," though anal sex use came into use around the year I was born, circa 1930.
It's not entirely clear but evidently popularity as the kids' game followed somewhat later. So I suspect the writer I had cited was unaware of the sexual connotation still very current
I'm 40 (next month) and I was born in the US. Colorado to be exact.
And yet Mo I gather you weren't surprised by the citation, and that's why I had asked about your age
Nonetheless interesting you should mention "gay," its new use surprising because originally it was disdainful