Gateway to Asian Games
Gateway to Asian Games takes you back in time to
the 1950’s and 1960’s to try your hand at a whole array of games that
children entertained themselves with before the hi-tech era.
From outdoor games like kite flying, main lereng
(what’s that, you may ask), rounders and hopscotch… to indoor games such
as Snap cards, congkat, dayam and xiangqi; none of the games described
are electronic, and yet they have provided hours of pleasure and fun.
Each game is illustrated with pictures or
diagrams. This book also embodies a little of Asia’s history and will
shed light on the lives of your parents, grandparents and even
great-grandparents! Their lifestyle was simple but certainly no less
fun. Who knows, this book may even help bridge the generation gap. Let
the fun – and the bonding - begin!
Kite flying, main lereng (bicycle rim), hantam bola, rounders,
hopscotch, chapteh (shuttlecock), gasing (beyblade), skipping, swing,
firecrackers and fireworks.
Snap and Happy Family cards, cherki cards, five stones, paper
dolls, tangram (7-part puzzle), congkak, dam, dayam (‘aeroplane’) and
Paramapadam (snakes and ladders), Go, and Xiangqi (Chinese chess).
Paperback, English, 118 pages, 6" x 8.25"