After talking to some of my friends about our childhood lives and all the inexpensive games we use to play during our schooling years. Come to think of it, it is slowly vanishing. As modern technology like PSP, X Box, Nintendo or PS is slowly replacing all these inexpensive games.

Pick up stick, it is definitely an interesting game and yet cheap too. Collect all the necessary satay stick, any many as you wish. Clean them up before using it. Gather all of them and let go and let it fall randomly, after that each one take turns to get as many sticks as possible until non is left. By the end of the calculate how many stick each players has. Of course the one with the most stick wins. And of course you can make it more interesting by painting the tip of the sticks with colours, each colour represents different points.

Bottle caps, one of my favourite games played during my secondary school years. Just collect five bottle caps, stack them up and spin them. See where it spin off too and take out one bottle cap and leave four of them to let other players to decided which bottle cap to shoot another bottle cap. Once the task is complete, put the bottle caps on your hand and flip it to mid air and see how many you could catch and that would be your points. Play as long as you wish and by the end see who has the most point. When a task is fail to perform and it goes to the next player.

Five stone, it is actually five packet of rice or beans inside each of these small little packet of cloth about 1" x 1" or 1.5" x 1.5" not bigger than 2". And one of the simplest game with 5 or 6 task to complete and at the end of the 5 or 6 task you calculate your points by flipping it to mid air and see how many you could catch and that would be your points, its about the same with bottle caps but instead of bottle caps but these five cute little bag.

Ice cream stick, most likely a one on one game. This is usually in between class or nothing else to go kind of game. Place the ice cream stick directly opposite each other and try to blow the ice cream stick above the other one. Whoever get to over come the other ice cream stick wins the game.

Of course there are more inexpensive games that I use to play and I think if I were to list, it is going to very long so I just cut it simple and short with just these few games.



豪少 said...

Haha, you make me think of my old days where I was so determined to become the #1 in bottle caps game! :P

Ken said...

LOL...I'm still up for the challenge :D

Willy's Diary said...

LOL kennnnnnnnnnnnn your post reminds me the fact of my AGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ^_^

how about playing with ropes? we use rubber band to tie and combine until a rope is built!

then jump over, from the ground to the highest, full height of the person who holds that rubber made rop?

sounds sissy playing this game actually LOL

Ken said...


O yeah that one too. Still remember knee height, waist height, shoulder height and then last full height :D

Those were the days and I just remember drawing all those square boxes on the soil and throw stone in the square box and one leg hopping.

OMG....I'm getting old...LOL

yoon see said...

You all guys also played these games.

Ken said...

Of course we do :D we're from the same era.

Willy's Diary said...

hey kennnnnnnnnnn....... i'm not same era with youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

willy is still young leh ^_^

Ken said...

OK OK Willy is from different era :D and you are much much younger.

Ciyou said...

I love the five stone, the stick also my favorite game.

Ken said...

Ciyou: Me too, these games are great when there is nothing to do :D and relax in some resort away from this busy life :D

TH said...

very nice... all my favourite games but no play long time

Ken said...

TH: Me too, it's been awhile and I don't think kids nowaday play with such games :D

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