In the olden days, kasi games brought cheerful competition, skillful play and it was always a joyous time of outdoor fun for all.
However, most of us grew up with no toys nor play stations to play with . We therefore, decided to use our hands and old things to create our very own games.
Times have changed; today’s kids are attached to their computers, and outside activities are not for them. Today we’re going down memory reminiscing the games we used to play as kids.
What a display of amazing hand-eye coordination. The goal of this game, which is played with small stones and a large stone, is to scoop out and return all ten stones from a predetermined area, which is usually a dug out pit or a drawn square or circle. Therefore , two players throw the stone into the air and scoop or push all the stones out of the whole in the square while in mid-air, ensuring that the stone is captured with one hand before it falls back down.
Skipping rope, was a popular game in Kasi. It required two players to swing the rope from opposite ends while the third player jumps in a variety of ways, including singing in unison. If you became tangled, the next player went center stage and leaped, allowing you to swing in their place. The fun we had, was on another level.
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Hide and seek
The game improved as the number of players increased. While the rest of the party flees for cover and hides, one person closes their eyes, looks away, and chants or counts to 10 or 20.Once the seeker has attained his desired number, he begins seeking for the hidden players, which is when the real fun begins.
M’gusha was created with raged pantyhose where they were cut in smaller pieces and tie them together to form a big ring of string from the stocking. Then the games begin, there were plenty of them and were mostly accomodated by a song. However, this game was played mainly by girls.
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In preschool, we used to play circle games in which we would form a circle by holding each other’s hands, then one of us would enter the circle, sing or dance, and then point another person to join in after he or she was through.