Traditional games of Southeast Asia


Marbles
November 13, 2007, 12:43 pm
Filed under: Indonesia, marbles, Thailand

Indonesia

This game is also known as kelereng. It is popular among the children especially the boys. 

Materials used: A set of marbles (2 or more depending on the number of players) 

Number of players: Two or more How to play:

  1. A small circle is drawn on the ground where each player put one of their marbles in it
  2. Each of the players drops another marble to a point outside of the circle and the one whose marble lands furthest away from the circle gets to start first.
  3. Each player has his or her own shooter marble (striker) that is outside of the circle to shoot the set.
  4. Shooting is done by placing the shooter marble between the index finger and the thumb and moving the thumb outward to shove the shooter marble in order to hit the marbles in the set.
  5. The marbles that he managed to knock out of the circle are now his to keep.
  6. However, the striker marble must also land outside the circumference of the drawn circle or else, the marble will be forfeited.
  7. The player can try to strike his opponents’ striker marble if he succeeded in knocking his opponents’ marble out of the circle.
  8. If he succeeds in doing so, he wins the opponents’ striker marble and causes the opponent to lose his turn.
  9. However, if he misses his shot, he loses his turn and the next player can then start to play.
  10. The winner takes all at the end of the game.

Thailand 

The game is known as Luk Hin  

Number of players: Individual or team game 

Material used: Marbles, stones or rocks. 

How to play:

A shallow hole is dug in the ground. Players normally consist of children from 10 to 12 years old. The first player attempts to aim his marble, stone or rock at the nearest opponent’s until all the opponents’ rocks are out of his way. Only until then, he can aim his rocks at the hole. Once a player misses his target, another player takes over his turn.

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