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Games of old
Nowadays, children have lots of electronic games which, among other things, cost a lot and do not help create friendships --- but what about the games of old, the traditional ones?
Have they been forgotten? Here is a list of “old” games which are still being played in the open air, but also at home, if there's room enough.
Here are only some of them (There are over 50). I'm sure you've played them at least once in your life.
Cat's cradle : a very old game to be played by two players with a string to which they give geometrical shapes passing it onto each other.
Hot potato : players (four at least) sitting down in a circle toss a small object (a tennis ball, an apple, a real potato) to each other while the music is playing. The player who's holding the object when the music stops is eliminated.
Hide and Seek : a game in which at least three children conceal themselves to be found by another one, usually called “it” - (Disquieting IT, reminds me of Stephen King)
Marbles : (To play this game you need small glass balls, marbles). You draw a ring on the pavement, kneel outside the ring and throw or flick your shooter marble (the biggest one) in order to hit one of the marbles that are inside the ring. The winner is the player who hits the most of the marbles out of the ring.
Leapfrog, a children's game in which players, in turn, vault over the shoulders of the other players who are bending their backs.
Simon Says, a child called Simon starts by suggesting an action which the other players have to perform.‘... But the request must be preceded by the formula “Simon says “ or if the person does the action without the formula they are out -
I spy, a game where you say "I can see with my little eye..." and players have to guess the object you are referring to.
Tag : a playground game in which one player tries to reach and touch or tag another one.
Blind Man's Buff, a blindfolded player tries to catch another one and tag him/her.
Capture the Flag, two teams having a flag each, try to capture the flag in the other team's base. The object of the game is to run into the opposite team's field and “steal “ the flag.
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