I would like to find a word for when you hit someone, but in a playful "no hard feelings" kind of way.
Like when you see a friend, you slap them in the arm or whatever, or the sort of thing you would expect from a game like the circle game.
Something that conveys that the hit is not truly coming out of rage or intended to cause harm or damage.
I need this as I need to write about something and if I do 'I hit him on the arm', it could convey a much different message to the reader. Like there was some physical assault going on.
So which word(s) could I use instead?