childhood games -Today’s children’s games have changed but those who have children now have a chance to remember their childhood days. In a lockdown, you should teach all those games to your children or play their credit which you used to play at home in your childhood.
Come let’s know about 10 such childhood games.
1. Raja, Minister, Thief and Sepoy:
This game is played by four people together. In this game four make slips. On which it is written king, minister, thief and soldier. The names of the players playing are written on a separate paper in which their points are added. Then throw the slip. Everyone picks up a slip. No one gives their slip to anyone. Whoever gets the king’s slip asks who is my minister.
The one who gets the minister’s slip says I am. Then the king says that find the thief soldier. If the minister finds out the correct thief and soldier, then the numbers or points of everyone’s slip are written. Raja’s number is 1000, Minister’s is 800, Sikahi’s number is 500 and Chor’s is 0. If the minister says wrong then the minister and the thief exchange their slips among themselves. Keep playing this game until you get bored and in the end whoever has more points wins.
2. Zero cross:
This game is for two people. In this, 9 boxes are made on a paper or on a strip. In any field, the first player will write zero, then the second will have to write a cross.So In this way the one whose digit or symbol is in the same line wins.
Chess is considered a game of the mind all over the world. because Chess was invented by Ravana’s wife Mandodari. According to ‘Amarkosh’ its ancient name was ‘Chaturangini’ which meant the army with four limbs. This game was very popular during the Gupta period. Earlier the name of this game was Chaturanga but due to the influence of Persians in the 6th century it came to be called Chess. When this game reached Europe through the Iranians, it came to be called Chess.
The game became popular from India to Iran during the time of Maharaja Anushrivana (531-579 AD) in the 6th century. Then it came to be called ‘Chaturang’, ‘Chatrang’ and then later in Arabic language as ‘Shatranj’. It is also mentioned in the Sanskrit text ‘Vasavadatta’ composed by Subandhu of 7th century. This game is also mentioned in the name of Chaturanga in the Harshacharita composed by Banabhatta.
4.Snakes and Ladders:
It is also called Moksha-Pat. In ancient India, this game was played with the help of sarikas or cowries. The present form of the snake-ladder game was prepared by the poet saint Gyandev in the 13th century.
This game taught the lesson of morality to the Hindus. So This game became popular in Thanjavar in the 17th century. Later its size was increased and many other changes were also made. Then it came to be called ‘Parampad Sopan-patta’. The ethics of the game also caught the attention of the British of the Victorian era and they took the game to England in 1892. From there the game spread to other European countries under the name of Luddo or Snakes and Ladders.
5. Dice dice:
It is also called Chess, Pachisi and Chausar. This is that type of bed, etc., in which the shape of a backgammon is made. Actually, this game is a game related to gambling. This game was played between the Kauravas and the Pandavas in the Mahabharata period and the Pandavas were defeated in it. In the Muslim period, this game was played in the houses of the ruling class and common people in the name of ‘Pansa’. This game is still popular today.
6. Play cards :
There are many cards games. It is still popular today. There are many games like Rummy, Teen Patti, Color Matching etc. It is a variation of the ancient game Ganjifa of India. Poor people also used cards made of paper or hard cloth with keys. Powerful people used ivory, turtle bone or oyster cards. At that time the game consisted of about 12 cards with mythological images on them. Another version of the game ‘Navagraha-Ganjifa’ used 108 cards. They were placed in rows of 9 cards and each card represented the nine planets of the solar system. This Ganjifa later became a card game.
In this game, there were first kings and queens, later there were queens and kings in the Mughal period and queens and kings started in the British era. In whichever country the cards reached, it was molded in the color of the country. According to Indian astrologers, there are 52 weeks and 4 seasons in a year. On this basis playing cards were made.
If 52 weeks are divided into 4 parts, there will be 13 days in one part. According to Indian belief, Dharma in one part, Artha in the second, Kama in the third and Moksha in the fourth. There are also 4 types of playing cards:- Red Bean, Black Bean, Red Chidi and Black Chidi. Finally a joker. The first emperor, second begum, third ace and fourth slave. These are the 4 colors of life. If slave is considered as 11, Begum 12, Badshah 13 and Joker as 1, then the sum of the marks marked is equal to 365.
7. Ashta Chang Pe: childhood games
This was also an interesting game. It is called Ashta Chang Pe. A game played between four players could also be played between 2. In this dice are made by breaking 2 seeds of tamarind. If all four parts are white when the dice is thrown, then Chang (four) is considered to be eight points if all four parts are black. According to the number, the piece used to move forward and when the other piece came, it would die. Reaching a certain position in this game was a win.
Everyone knows about carrom.
9. Solah Saar:
It was like a game of chess in which each player had sixteen positions. Unlike chess, all the pieces were of equal strength. There was neither a king nor a pawn in it.
10. Name, Object, City, Movie:
So This game was used to find out information and memory of children in a way. By making columns of name, object, city and film on paper, the names of the name, object, city and film were to be written on an alphabet in them. The player with the most unique names won.
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