“A ba ba blom, tou kite blom”: 10 unforgettable games we played in the fields when we were children
Alana games: Many people have grown up differently compared to the last generations. This is because they were not used to spending their day playing computer games or consoles.
They used to go and play games in the neighborhoods. Also, at that time, the games were played in the fields. In more detail:
Alan games: Here are ten games, which were played in alans
Alan toys: Lame
One of our favorite games in the squares and streets that, in addition to fun and carefree, made us practice the balance. After drawing the required squares with a chalk, we took a stone. Then we threw it into one of them. If the stone fell into a square that had no other next to it, then we stepped into it with one foot. That is, by “lame”, if he had a square next to him, we could press on the two squares with each of our feet.
In the lame you only lost if on your return from the square with the stone, you could no longer bear it or you lost your balance and stepped down. The big winner was the one who managed to reach the finish line first, following the rules of the game.
Alana toys: Rubber and skipping rope
One of the most classic girl games that the girl groups of the time were able to play for hours. These are of course two different games. These required endurance, flexibility, dexterity, readiness and self-concentration. That is, nothing special! And if you’re wondering, yes in both you could easily stumble. You could easily fall off a cliff.
In the tire, literally one tire of what we put on the clothes was enough. We fastened this to the legs of the two girls standing at both ends. Instead, a third child jumped between the tires, spelling imaginative songs like a prayer. A necessary condition was not to press or touch it. The game of course had levels of difficulty. This is because the rubber narrowed or went higher on the legs and torso.
And because we are talking about tournaments not funny, if you wanted to be in shape you needed training at home. You could do it with the help of two chairs. As for the skipping rope, it was a toy that also worked as a gym. Two girls were holding it by its limbs and one or more children were jumping tirelessly. The purpose was to avoid it as it traced its course over their heads and under their feet.
Toys in the fields: Blind fly
By far the ultimate touch game! The instructions are simple and the cassowary is guaranteed. A player blindfolded himself with a handkerchief or scarf. Call me a “blind fly”. The purpose was to see nothing. He was trying to catch the children running around him. As soon as he had a fight, he always tried to figure out which of his friends he was. If the “blind fly” correctly guessed the child’s name, then it won. Thus, the child he caught took his place. It is worth knowing that this particular children’s toy has been played since antiquity. In fact, at that time it was called “copper muscle”.
Alana games: Chase
This timeless and well-known game for children of all ages required endurance, speed, strategy, sharp mind, fast reflexes, maneuvers and of course the goal of never getting caught! That is, you ran my little feet. Because, one is chasing and all the others are running in any direction without tomorrow!
The more people, the more intense, endless and fun the game could become. Here the rules changed depending on the appetite and the imagination and the game continued on the streets until we were out of breath. The big secret was for the hunter to aim for the weakest link, the slowest running kid, to catch him and take his place, but don’t say you learned it from us.
Alana toys: Long ass
Popular at older ages and what created the biggest havale. The game was played by two teams. The members of one formed a row bent, with one with his back turned to the other. The children of the other group took shape and στην landed on the backs of the children of the first group or otherwise the “donkey”. If they managed to stay on his back without the bent children throwing them and without resting their feet down then the second group was the one who won.
Those over-the-top who are reading these lines would do well to come up with no ideas to reminisce about your childhood or adolescence playing “long ass” because… lumbago lurks. For the record, the game was popular in antiquity under the name “Moskinda”.
Alana games: Kefto
“5-10-15-20-25-30” and the count was continued until 100 by a little boy who “guarded” them closing his eyes leaning against a tree, wall or pillar as the other members of the group ran to hide . Of course the hide and seek remains a popular and favorite toy of children to this day who enjoy it with their soul, so recommendations are superfluous.
“Damn and I’m leaving” so as soon as the count is over and the child who “kept” them starts looking for his friends on every corner and street in the upper and lower neighborhoods! Whoever managed to find him, ran quickly to “spit” him in the place he was “guarding” in order not to be overtaken by the opponent. The one who would find first would also be the one who in the next round would take his place in the count if the last child did not manage to make “damn freedom for all”.
Toys in alleys: Ambariza
One of the most popular and widespread games we played in the alleys, streets and squares. In the barn, the children were divided into two equal groups, while the larger the number of participants, the more fun the game became. The children, after designing their barns, that is, two circles, one of which was the prison, the first player made the heroic exit shouting “I take a barn and go out”.
As the opposing player started to run, he would take him after him, trying to catch him and imprison him. This was repeated with all the players, while the goal was for one team to imprison the other’s children and win. And if the barn today has remained a distant childhood memory, our language takes care to keep it alive with the well-known phrase “I take a barn” that is, I drag something in my diava or I am persistently looking for something.
Alana toys: Statuettes
“Little statues unheard, day or night?” It is not possible to be 30 years old or older and not know this game phrase. The rules are simple and if the company had an appetite and humor, the game could become very funny and comical. A child with his back turned to the rest of the group hid his eyes and asked: “Statues unheard, speechless, unsmiling, day or night?”.
So as he was asking, the other children walked towards him. If they answered “night” the process was repeated, but if they called him “day”, then he turned to them and the children had to remain motionless, speechless and unsmiling as if the moment had frozen. If someone in the company could not bear it and even shook his eyelid, he would lose and take the place of the first child. The game that we have all played as children with our friends has its roots in antiquity and specifically in the game “Akinitinda” which was played then with some differences.
Toys in the fields: The apples
Perhaps one of the most exciting games that even older children prefer to play. With the necessary accessories a ball the children were divided into two groups. Two of them were shooting and starting to mark the children who were at a distance from each other. Whoever succeeded the ball was taken out of the child (sometimes with pain and not of heart of course).
However, if the ball landed in the arms of a child, the so-called apple, that is, he had the ability to put a teammate back in or keep the apple as an advantage in case he is hit by the ball so that it does not come out. The last player left would have to avoid hitting the ball 10 times and if he succeeded then all his teammates would come in again and the game would start from the beginning.
Field games: Football
It was, is and will remain the most favorite game of -young and old- boys as long as there is man on Earth. One “go for the ball” was enough to start the match with the improvised goals, usually two stones, and the passes, the dribbles, the fouls, the corners, the markings and the goals to give and take!
Even if there was no ball, cloths wrapped in adhesive tape or even cans were recruited that did their job just fine. One wrong pass, one more goal, one hard marking and even one wrong conversation was enough to ignite the blood and the little warm-blooded ballads to turn Alana into a ring until the whistle blew and then all together a group to start teasing again. and jokes as if nothing is running.
The game was played of course on dirt or cement and if you fell, just get up, dust off your knees and continue with trophy abrasions and cuts that would cause a strong scratch from mom before cleaning your wound with alcohol and “red”, the familiar iodine.
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