When I was recalling some childhood games in one of the meme question, it was fun to remember those games again. I don't really depend so much on computers or the television in my younger days.In fact I only started using computers in my 30s. I would like to share some not so common games with you. I think they are local games to Malaysians.
Batu Seremban or five stones is a game originally played by the girls either individually or in a group. This is a game that needs five stones or five round objects to play with. I remember sewing these small pillows and filling them with rice. The objective of the game is to throw one of the stones one at a time and sweeping another on the floor simultaneously catching the one you threw earlier on. The steps get more complicated as it gets through the stages. As kids it is easier to observe and learn than to read the steps here. (It is in the Malay language)
Congkak is a game suitable for two players using a board which has several houses and storehouses. I actually bought a congkak board. Not sure what happened to it in the end. The objective of the game is to gather as many congkak seeds into the storehouses on the player's side. It is a game which is played during one’s free time and is normally played by the women, especially liked by the youths. I won't attempt to list the steps to play this game. The rules are here.
I have fond memories playing these games with my sister and school friends.