Traditional South Korean games have their roots in old folk beliefs. As the Korean peninsula has been driven by agriculture since the ancient days, Korean people have had strong beliefs in gods that protect their nature and lands. Singing and dancing were popular activities, and even exorcisms were performed to ensure and increase the volume of crops and the well-being of animals. This game has quite a painful punishment, but tons of fun. There are hand gestures that are assigned with either A, B, C, or D.
This one is definitely going to be familiar to many- it’s essentially the Korean version of hackysack! To make jegichagi, jegi – coins with a hole in the middle – were wrapped in silk cloth or hanji and kicked in the air with one foot. The ends of the fabric or paper were shredded into beautiful tassels that shimmer and shake as they fly through the air. The 먹튀 game waned in popularity because King Yejong of Goryeo (c. 1105–1122) received a tuho set from the Song emperor in 1116 and did not know how it was played. During the Joseon dynasty, it was promoted as Confucian. Kite frames are generally made of bamboo, with paper attached.
Under Japanese rule, nearly all traditional games in Korea disappeared. But not all games are related to technology, Koreas has quite a variety of traditional games that are played, and can be classified as followed. Have you had fun learning about these games in Korea with us today?
Many of us are familiar with tops, but there are variations in Korea that might differ from what you’re familiar with. The game is popular among all generations in Korea, particularly during the New Year. One version of tops in Korea uses a top and a stick with a long string.
Fortunately, all children’s games in South Korea are not as dangerous as what we saw in the show. Catch as many stones as you can using the back of your hand. While one stone is in the air, drop the other four stones you still have in your hand to the ground. In any game, at any point where a person has a drink, the ‘knight in shining armour’ may step up and volunteer to drink on behalf of someone.
A version all about touching the ground with your kicking foot after every kick on the Jegi made. Each team that makes a move, landing on where another team piece is, can then carry the other piece for the next move. Thea is a Broadcasting student who usually gets through her day by listening to her daily dose of K-Pop songs and homemade iced coffee. Consider yourself unlucky if you pick a “dud” which means you have to go back to the end of the line.
” then, another person must say the next number and so on. Players lose if two people say the same number or whoever the last is. One person will start counting from 1, and players call out the numbers in ascending order. Whenever anyone reaches a number with 3, 6 or 9, they have to clap instead of calling out the number.