With changing times, the playing habits of the children are changing too. Earlier, every other child of the colony used to gather together for a fun filled time at the park or field daily. However, thanks to the major burden called studies, going out for daily dose of games daily is but only a distant dream. In fact, with Xbox and other digital games coming in, children of this era are simply unaware of going out and playing the traditional games that their fathers and grandfathers have grown up playing. If you too are unaware of those brilliant games, follow this post to know more—
One of the most famous games that is recalled in every nostalgic talk, Gutte
can be played by both adults and young ones, and by any number of people.
You just have a few stones in the game. What you have to do is toss a stone up in the air, and before it falls on the ground, you need to pick up the other stones. It’s fun! Try it someday if you haven’t yet!
Played mostly by the children, kancha
is known by different names all over India. This is a game played by using marbles or kancha
, as it is known in Hindi.
Amidst an array of marbles, you are to select one particular kancha
, target it from a distance and hit it. It is again one of the most popular and fun filled games ever played.
4. Gilli Danda
Two sticks, one striker and oodles of excitement make this game a totally fun filled one. It is much like cricket, if we may say so, albeit a far reached comparison it is. In this game, you have two sticks on varied lengths.
The first, and the longer stick, is known as danda
while the much shorter one is known as gilli
. What the striker has to do is hold the danda
and hit the gilli
lying over the ground in such a fashion that it is lifted to a height. Now, before the gilli
touches the ground, the striker has to strike the gilli
with the danda
as far as possible, and before it is collected by the opponent team, he has to run a pre-decided point.
Also known as pitthu
in some parts of India, satoria
is again one of the widely played games in India. And, the best part is, no matter how many friends you have, all of you can play this game together. All you need for the same is seven flat stones (remember those “spa” stones), each being lesser in dimension that the other.
Now place the stones over each other depending on their sizes (the biggest being kept at the base and so on), then hit them from a pre-decided distance. Each player will get 3 chances to hit the stones. If they succeed, then it’s great, and if they’re not, they’re considered to be out. You may read all about its descriptive rules in here.
2. Kho Kho
This game is one of India’s most popular tag games. This game consists of two groups among which the members of one group sits or kneels at the centre of the court adjacent to and facing each other.
Now, the team which takes the shortest time to leap and tag all the members of the opponent team wins the game. It’s interesting and a very sporty game! In fact, many schools in India used to keep kho kho
in their annual sports games’ list.
1. Kith Kith
As always, the best is saved for the last. You just need a bit of open surface and a chalk to play this game. Draw a “court” with numerous spaces all in rectangular patterned and joined to each other. Now, all you need to do is toss a stone in one of those spaces, and then hop and jump till you reach it.
Then you need to pick the coin up resting on one leg, and hop and jump off the court in a restricted manner. This game is a very popular one, and is played in numerous other countries too!