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Can’t afford Monopoly? Feel like poker’s just not on the cards? Is Snakes & Ladders dragging you down? 

Games to Play from around the World

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Can’t afford Monopoly? Feel like poker’s just not on the cards? Is Snakes & Ladders dragging you down?

 

 

If in doubt, look overseas. Gaming experts Pokies have put together a taster guide for some of the games and sports you’re less likely to have tried already.

 

 

Some will be familiar – Semut, Orang, Gajah (or ants, humans, elephants) is very similar to Rock, Paper, Scissors, and the Korean game Kongki Noli bears a resemblance to the classic children’s game Jacks – but some will be completely new.

 

 

Why not try Kubb, a game originating in Viking culture, involving teams throwing wooden blocks to knock down each others’ “kubbs”? Or maybe Pilolo, where players hide rocks, sticks, or pennies, while other players try to track them down?

 

 

For a slower, more thoughtful process, there are also options like Go, which has more possibilities than there are atoms in the visible universe (making for a lot of variation when you play!) or Irensei, where players try to arrange seven pieces in a line while capturing the opponent’s in encircling moves.

 

 

And if you’re feeling more active and energetic, the Canadian “Drapeau” offers an intense tag/capture-the-flag/British bulldog mash-up for as many as 30 people.

 

 

Whatever sort of game you’re in the mood for, check out the rest of the games in the infographic below and on Pokies.net.au.

 

March 24, 2017

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