What Non-Official Games Did You Play As A Child?

@thesids (22455)
Bhubaneswar, India
November 12, 2010 12:07am CST
Hi MyLotters, The last Sunday I was at the orphanage and found my friends playing a game locally called - 7 Stones. Though this game is not an officially recognized game, here is how it is played - There are 7 stones (flat pieces of anything go) that have to be piled up somewhere on the ground within a chalk powder circle. There are two teams and a ball. One team tries to build the Pile while the other team tries to break it using the ball - the ball can be thrown onto the pile or anyone on the defending or opposing teams. I too played this game when I was a child. Do you people remember having payed any game that is no where recorded Official but kids/you at your locality play? Please mention the Game and how is it played. Cheers, theSids.
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@akp100 (13190)
• India
12 Nov 10
We were playing lots of that kind of games.. and the game you have described(7 stone) was quite famous among us.. There are lots of different games .. and among them we were also playing color catching game... in this game one player give one color name and other players have to touch that same color before that player (who tells color name) caught them after giving color name..
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Nov 10
Hi AKP, Thanks for sharing this sweet game... It was an indoor game that we (me, my bro and cousins used to play during the rains). The fun was that we pronounced the colors in such a way that at times it became difficult to guess what was being referred to. Like we never knew what Turquoise was (during that period/age) but I would say that just to distract and of course cheat to win. And the punishment for the ones who complained was a song or getting wet in the rain to get some berries(Jamuns - the blue ones). Cheers, theSids.
@akp100 (13190)
• India
13 Nov 10
hi viji... i guess its common game in children.. hi sid.. We hadn't think about punishment at that time.. And also that blue barries tree is very near to our house..
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@AKRao24 (4248)
• India
12 Nov 10
Hi Dear thesids, I am also from India.As you mentioned this was a popular game amongst the children then, which possibly today's children don't even know it! I recollect one episode of 'Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma' where they have tried to show all these childhood games, which are not officially recorded but were popular, in few of their episodes to impart knowledge about thesedesi games to this generation! If I start writing about this game, believe in me, a full length volume of a book can be written on the subject! In short I think I already played the game what you have described, this is called 'Pittu' in northern parts of India and it is known as 'Lagori' in central part of India. Other games which I would liketo mention are Marbles which is known as 'Kanche' in local language, has many variations varying from region to region of the country. 'Gulli Danda' a game played with sticks , where one has to hit a small specially made stick, which was supposed to be flicked fro the ground to give a big shot on to it. It was some hing like self bowling and batting! Here too we had various forms to this game. Spinning of top is a enjoyment, but using these Tops for playing games is really something different and we used to play the Top game, where some times some tops used to get broken in half. Kite flying and having competition for cutting the line, which typically known as 'Pench' was popular one and luckily it is still popular, in northern and central part of India. Simple ball games like 'King Kong","Gadha Gadhi" and 'Navrang" etc were real products of innovative brains then. During rainy season when we used to have soft soil we used to get a a thin rod of iron to fix it by hitting action into the soft soil. Taking this property of soil and the piercing ability of the rod the game was played with lot of variation The above mentioned are very few of them from my games list, which I think might have given you a fairly good idea about my involvement in these desi games then. Thanks dear friend you have made my day by taking me to my those old and Golden days. I am feeling nostalgic now! Thanks !
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Nov 10
Hi AKRao, Yes, I remember now that the name is Pittu in UP and Bihar. The Kites were my favorites when I was younger and the Marbles (Kanchey) were handy thugh I always used to lose them out in every game... I had a collection of about 50 of them all translucent (the ones that didnt have any other shades inside, hard to explain but hope you get it). And yes, I feel sorry that the Computers and modernization has in a way taken away these games from the generations to come. They say it is better but I feel they have no choice when it comes to enjoyment that we used to get playing these games. Regards, theSids.
@AKRao24 (4248)
• India
16 Nov 10
Thanks Dear thesids for giving 'Best Response' to this response of mine! It is a double bonus for me! First one I received when your shared your views on my response, with which I was very happy! Now getting best response is undoubtedly a second Bonus! Thank You Very Very Much !
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
17 Nov 10
Hi AKRao, Your feelings were conveyed from the heart and I could feel that. This is the reason I marked you with the best response. I am really happy that this post of mine could bring you a smile and you remembered the old days when we were children. That is my aim of life - to bring smiles and memories of precious days to the people around... Cheers, theSids.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
17 Nov 10
u made me remember all those golden golden days... yes i too played it and we called it Laghori..though its unofficial...our school had well made blocks of wood which were very good and advanced as compared to our domestic pieces of tiles or anything like that there were so many games apart from this like marbles, gilli danda, making an old tube of bicycle with a stick (these were played only by boys..and the naughty boys were expert in rolling the tyres) but we enjoyed watching them...one more favouriet game of childhood was hide and seek ...how i can i forget that... thanx for reminding those days... cheers...tc !!!
@RONDOLAWE (776)
• Indonesia
12 Nov 10
an interesting game as well as in my country we are looking for bricks and some people play the battalion but here not like in the army battalion but we hold a lottery who lost his watch and found us all one by one in the place we were hiding and where the bricks are in scattered -where while we ran the guard must arrange bricks bricks had to stand up and we had besembunyi .. LOL really fun but there are up crying because he kept losing in this game, what you see?