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OLD TOYS AND GAMES – PICK-UP STICKS


Pick-Up Sticks

Most of us recognize this bundle of sticks as the very popular game of “Pick-Up Sticks” and most likely played it during our childhood. Just how old is this game? Stick games are ancient and prevalent in all cultures: India: c. 563-483 BC, Scythians: 450 BC, China: 12th century, Japan: 16th century. The version played in China … Continue reading


OLD TOYS AND GAMES – HOOP ROLLING


History A version of hoop rolling is an ancient tradition among aboriginal peoples in many parts of the world. The game, known as hoop-and-pole, is played throughout most of Africa. It is also found on other continents. In America it has been played by a great number of unrelated native American tribes, and is known in English as hoop-and-stick or … Continue reading


OLD GAMES – LEAPFROG


Children’s Games is an oil-on-panel by Flemish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, painted in 1560. It is currently held and exhibited at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

  Children’s Games is an oil-on-panel by Flemish renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, painted in 1560. It is currently held and exhibited at the Kunsthistorisches … Continue reading


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