Folk Games

Some articles on games, folk games, game, folk:

Baseball History
... and the other modern bat, ball and running games, cricket and rounders, were developed from earlier folk games in England ... In at least one version of the game, teams pitched to themselves, runners went around the bases in the opposite direction of today's game, and players could be put ... Few details of how the modern game developed from earlier folk games are known ...
Chuseok - Traditional Customs - Folk Games
... A variety of folk games are played on Chuseok to celebrate the coming of Autumn and rich harvest ... Village folk dress themselves to look like a cow or a turtle, and go from house to house along with a Nongak band playing music ... Other common folk games played on Chuseok are tug of war, archery, and ssireum (Korean wrestling) ...
Baseball History - Folk Games in England
... A number of early folk games in England had characteristics that can be seen in modern baseball (as well as in cricket and rounders) ... Many of these early games involved a ball that was thrown at a target while an opposing player defended the target by attempting to hit the ball away ... Since they were folk games, the early games had no official, documented rules, and they tended to change over time ...

Famous quotes containing the words games and/or folk:

    Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Myths, as compared with folk tales, are usually in a special category of seriousness: they are believed to have “really happened,” or to have some exceptional significance in explaining certain features of life, such as ritual. Again, whereas folk tales simply interchange motifs and develop variants, myths show an odd tendency to stick together and build up bigger structures. We have creation myths, fall and flood myths, metamorphose and dying-god myths.
    Northrop Frye (1912–1991)