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Old School Korean Games

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Let's continue with our theme of taking a blast back to the past. Korea has a good amount of technology. However, what did people do when there was not any smartphones, Internet, or barley running water? What did they do for entertainment? This card will highlight some old Korean games. Please click on source link to learn more about the information featured in this card. KpopINT Chairs: @bbyitskatie @MichelleIbarra @Sailynn KpopINT Fam: @amobigbang @daniimals @elaynethtrumpet @Gaarita100 @JohnEvans @Insfired @KpopBeat @krystalrikpop @LenaBlackRose @LexiMintkgtopty @ParkHwaYoung @parktaemi @reyestiny93 @Stefany17 @tayunnie

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I hope you are excited to play some old school Korean games!

Yutnori

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Board, four wooden sticks, and markers This game is a Korean game that people would play on the first day of the New Year. Either two players or two teams can play this game together. Each player (or team of two players) takes turns throwing yut sticks. Each stick has two sides (round and flat), which makes the stick roll. Five combinations are possible with yut sticks: do, gae, geol, yut and mo. A player achieving a yut or mo is allowed to roll again. If a board piece lands on a space occupied by an opponent, it is returned to the start and the player goes again. If a piece lands on a space occupied by one's own team, the pieces can go together (counting as one). The combinations determine how the board pieces are moved, and the team which moves all four pieces around the board first wins. The game has its roots in divination rituals. Source
This video will explain how to play Yutnori. I know reading the directions above can be very confusing.

Ssireum

This next game is my kind of game! It's wrestling! This Korean wrestling is very similar to Japanese wrestling. Traditionally, there is a ring made in sand. Whoever is able to push their opponent outside the ring wins. Now, you can see players playing on mats if they play the modern way. This was used for combat and ritual purposes before it became a form of entertainment. Source

Ssi-teu-ki

This is what we know as the cat's cradle game. I've seen many people from different backgrounds play this game. As a child I was too busy running with the boys, but I did see female classmates play this game. Mi abulea said she played this game as a child. However, some claim that this game originated from Asia. Source This can be played as a solo game but it is mostly played by two players. One player will start off with the strings formed in a shape. The other player must remove the string from other players had with a swift motion and create a whole different shape. Then this action goes back and forth between players. Fun Fact: Cat's Cradle was not the original name. When this game was introduced to different cultures the name was mixed up.
This video shows you how to play this game.

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Lol I thought we were going to be talking about Korean drinking games. I know a few...
2 years ago·Reply
ohhh I've played yutnori at Korean camp 😃 I had fun
2 years ago·Reply
I would definitely give the ones I'm not familiar with a shot. I grew up playing cat's cradle & Godori (Go-Stop).
2 years ago·Reply
Cat's Cradle was my childhood!
2 years ago·Reply
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