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Re: The Games U Played As A Child by Ibime(m): 4:55pm On Oct 14, 2011
Na me break record for childhood games na.

These na the ones wey I fit remember. . .


Knack am down
Nearest to the wall (that time na 50 kobo coin we dey use bet)
Rubber band wars (nearly had my eyes taken out)
Playing catcher in the river
Who can swim furthest underwater
Ballay Ay!
Throwing German Banger on people's veranda then running away
War Start!
Spoke and Wheel
Promotion (gymnastics competition - first to ten)
Counter ball
Pen and Paper soccer
Setting trap to catch crab (I was the only one who used onion bait (as opposed to yam) and caught 5 times more crab than my contemporaries)
Catching and torturing lizards
Hide and Seek (poju poju)
Fool (football game sometimes called pig in the middle)
American football (Anybody who get opio (nutmeg) will be hunted down and slapped until they run and touch a certain tree)
Square
First to Laugh (Comedy Game)
Kite

Plus many more. . . .
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by seyilabi(m): 4:56pm On Oct 14, 2011
KITE,
TYRE ROLLING,
PAPER AEROPLANE,
TALOWA NINU OJA ETC grin grin
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by Skii(m): 5:04pm On Oct 14, 2011
Damn

What do kids these days play?
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by Martmore: 5:10pm On Oct 14, 2011
Chei, una don make me remember those days when we dey use empty tins to construct cars.I dont know if the ajebo children of nowadays they do all these.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by famochy(m): 5:41pm On Oct 14, 2011
Mopo and war start
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by Tunmi(f): 6:07pm On Oct 14, 2011
Could you tell us how to play these game? I remember some but the names may differ.

I declare
Is that when you have columns of alphabets | name | country | food | thing | and whatever else and someone calls "I declare, (a letter)" and you hurry and fill in the row for that letter according to the column heading?

Tinko Tinko
I think this is a hand game and it goes something like "Tinko, Tinko, Tinkoko, Tinko, "

Bash Me:

"Oba ni e dawo jo, Oba ni e faa gun", "Ebu Iyo", and Dark Dellusion on PS1,  grin
I remember the "Oba" one. Good times. Good times.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by lagcity(m): 6:22pm On Oct 14, 2011
I enjoyed playing "bouncing" where a group of boys will gather and bounce soccerball on their foot without letting the ball drop to the floor. The first person to reach 200 is the winner.

Another one is a memory game, i can't remember the name. In a group, someone screams out "cities", "foods" or any other category. Then each person in the group takes turn to quickly mention something under the category. The person who stalls, loses.

Example. Name of Cities: calabar, jos, ibadan, nairaobi, kampala.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by engrddebo: 6:42pm On Oct 14, 2011
I played boju-boju,dodging and fire,table soccer ,suwe and jangilofa
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by sadyeek(m): 7:14pm On Oct 14, 2011
love threads like this, show the love we have each other and our unity and not fighting, insults and bigotry

lagcity:

I enjoyed playing "bouncing" where a group of boys will gather and bounce soccerball on their foot without letting the ball drop to the floor. The first person to reach 200 is the winner.

Another one is a memory game, i can't remember the name. In a group, someone screams out "cities", "foods" or any other category. Then each person in the group takes turn to quickly mention something under the category. The person who stalls, loses.

Example. Name of Cities: calabar, jos, ibadan, nairaobi, kampala.

i think the name we use to call that bouncing then was "tammer" or something like that. there was that using a single leg, then both legs(left and right).
i also played that memory game also.
anywayz,
i wasnt allowed to play outside then not even football thats why i am not good at it.
but still now,

i rode my bicycle(i was one of the few that had one so i use to hire it out to some friends like this that their dad works with a cornflakes comp. for cornflakes.,., lol
no standing in my country(very dangerous)
cooking games
police and thief
table soccer
arm wrestling
video games(my mom would send me and i go to a game shop and spend 2hrs and blame it on too much ppl) i just realiszed they knew all along. lol
parachute(from water prof bags and anything to hold the weight down)
table tennis(usually on anything we can find be it bench, table, hard floor)
i dont know the name but we used agwalumor seeds and rubber bands
catapult (ppl bed start to sink cuz of this) lol.,.,
paper games

and lots more

gosh, i miss those days. nice to go down memory lane every once in a while.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by freecocoa(f): 7:20pm On Oct 14, 2011
Suwe
Hide and sick(boju boju eh)
Ten ten
Ncho
Change your style
I call on
Tinko tinko
Cooking with sand
Family(kinda acting drama)
War start
Onye ga gba egwu
Who stole the meat
Sandalilili sanda question
I can go on forever.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by freecocoa(f): 7:24pm On Oct 14, 2011
How can I not mention throwing of rubber band and this one we sing,will you take my gold and siliver,gold and siliver,my dear lady.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by bonna4u(m): 7:34pm On Oct 14, 2011
Police and thief, catch, biro war, karate football, score and keep, hunting lizards for fun(then lizards were endangered species on my street), suwe, jumping down from trees, rolling tyres, table soccer(yet to meet someone who could defeat me). The list is endless.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by HsLBroker(m): 7:54pm On Oct 14, 2011
i played mario, street fighter, mortar combat, sonic e.t.c, the console i used to play them are ninetedo, sega
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by switch47(m): 7:55pm On Oct 14, 2011
mummy and Daddy  grin
Chess
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by freecocoa(f): 8:17pm On Oct 14, 2011
My brother used to smack me down like mad(wresting) I can't count how many times my mum made me pick pin and sit on the air, because I wouldn't stop playing wresting with my brother and his friends.
At one time my brother dislocated my arm from smack down(the beat wey mumsy beat me on top the broken arm,no be here) childhood was fun,sometimes I just feel like going back in time.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by freecocoa(f): 8:24pm On Oct 14, 2011
udochika:

So all of us here na pakororo we come dey form butty with big big grammer
Butty of those days and nowadays no be the same thing,those days butty fit folow him mates play only say him own go dey restricted,but now I no sure say even the kpako children dey these kind play now sef.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by gulfer: 8:26pm On Oct 14, 2011
kite flying and kenke (high jump).
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by Wylout: 8:28pm On Oct 14, 2011
open kolo-----lol
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by Lacomb(m): 8:31pm On Oct 14, 2011
Men I enjoyed myself in PH then

Ridding on borris carts
Oga
Swey
Ridding tyres with spoke made from metal hangers
Counter ball
Rubberband war with paper bullet or buttlets made from cables
Okoto
Build cars with cartons (sugar and matches)
Balasikeykey
Skipping while singing earling in de monring six o'clock and when will u marry?
Table tennis (pako) on any flat surface even on kitchen chairs
Papa and mama
Building castles on sands (white sands used for making block usually gotten from the River)
Ludo, ayo
Pushing car tyres around
Killing birds and lizards
Betting with money made out of catons with the bottom of tins (peak milk and tin tomatoes) shouting "I kill ur one or I kill ur two'
Five aside foot ball! I love the choosing when shouting I ONE
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by Ibime(m): 8:50pm On Oct 14, 2011
Lacomb:

Men I enjoyed myself in PH then

Ridding on borris carts

Chairman, you brought back a memory I had long since forgotten. I have not heard of, or seen Boris Cart since mid-90's.  cheesy

Kai, you be real ajepako. I know say you be real Borokiri boy!
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by Lacomb(m): 9:16pm On Oct 14, 2011
I know say you be real Borokiri boy!
No! Lived in Rumigbo and went to school in Borikiri so I was fully aware of all that was happening between Okaki and Rumigbo!
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by bonna4u(m): 10:41pm On Oct 14, 2011
smoking paper behind flowers,
flying kites,
There was this interesting risky game we used to play during holidays on my street when our parents have gone out. The game was played using a lorry Tyre which came from where non of us could say. The game was like this:
Someone will crawl into the tyre while the tyre would be rolled down(our street was a slope)the street. The guy that catches the Tyre would be next to ride down the street in the tyre.
The fun continued till one fateful afternoon when the tyre evaded its catchers and crossed the junction. We pursued the tyre shouting on top of our voices until it got to the edge of the major road but luckily for us and the guy inside the Tyre a mechanic at the junction caught the tyre. When the guy raised alarm after discovering a little boy inside the tyre we all took to our heels. That evening the guy's(inside the Tyre) mum visited our houses one by one. Till date I still remember the kind of flogging I received that evening. I was also banned from leaving the house while the holiday lasted.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by pingpong1: 10:45pm On Oct 14, 2011
Koso
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by darne(m): 1:32am On Oct 15, 2011
switch47:

mummy and Daddy  grin
Chess  
engineerd:

My favorite game was role playing with my female playmate "Daddy and mummy"


MUMMY & DADDY IS THE BEST OF ALL ESPECIALLY WHEN NO ADULT IS HOME, kai mummy and daddy sweet O grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by Ibime(m): 6:50am On Oct 15, 2011
Lacomb:

I know say you be real Borokiri boy!
No! Lived in Rumigbo and went to school in Borikiri so I was fully aware of all that was happening between Okaki and Rumigbo!

Ah, so you be Comprehensive Boy then! Okarki na my endz.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by djslam(m): 7:53am On Oct 15, 2011
luske,
throwing rubber band on other rubber bands,
Riding tires,
Flying kite,
I played police and thief till JSS3
Mummy and daddy,
After round one,
Elewenjewe,
Mori,
Iranse,
Table soccer,
Lizard hunting,
Mother may i,
And so on
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by MMM2(m): 4:31pm On Oct 15, 2011
gambling undecided
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by Dandy1(m): 4:41pm On Oct 15, 2011
Tree climbing,
Arin(ayo),
police and thief(plenty kids in my compound back den):using guns built 4rm pawpaw stalk,in which we push in 2 cut-out dunlop slippers dat we force into it wit a stick as d bullet.We push d 1st one 2 d tront tip,den put d other @ d bottom en push it in a bit till preasure starts 2 push d one in front den bullet is corked.Wen u site ur target den u push,den it goes powww!
There was dis other gun we make wit paper and flexible broomsticks plus dat transparent eleganza biro container,which served as d barrell.u put inside it a short broomstick as d bullet den u flick it out wit d flexible 1 which has been bent as d trigger.It was dangerous den,bt we were ignorant.We also used as guns;paper pieces fired by rubber bands and also water guns.
We played house(mummy en daddy)I've been doing kini 4 long O! I even had a groupie wit 2 girls wich were a bit older dan me(lk 4 yrs) they seduced me.I did it wit evry girl in d compound.I was a bad boy.Only God knows where d spirit went wen I grew-up.
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by tlops(m): 8:01pm On Oct 15, 2011
Time factor,
family game (papa and mama)
Suwe,
spoke and wire/ rolling tyres
e mass e (secondary school rugby)
buying and selling (acting, since i live among spare part sellers)
different card games
table and paper soccer
draft,ludo, snake and ladder
paper and pen race
royal rumble (secondary school)
police and thief
and mm,
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by deols(f): 9:15pm On Oct 15, 2011
I wished i could play ten-ten so much but i wasnt so girly den

and my brodas wld beat me to ping pong

but i was good with cards cool cool
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by Nobody: 9:57am On Oct 16, 2011
Wt a lovely thread, realy brought back sweet memories of my childhood, hmm!
~Mummy & Daddy:1 of my favorite childhood plays b4 age 8, jst wonderin hw i gt 2 knw those naughty tins we alwys do durin d play.is those acts inbuilt or wt?
~Toy cars:childhood creativity.Makin cars 4rm peak milk tins n usin vaseline cover as wheel.
~Rollin tyres:wao!i rolled tyres n bicycle wheels trout my primary skul.
~Toy guns:makin guns usin bicycle spoke,usin match head as gunpowder.Not 4getin bangers durin xmas & new year.
~Games huntin:huntin 4 bush meats,crabs,cricket etc.Settin of traps,fishin usin hook & line.
~Moon light play:tinko tinko,ten ten,who's in d garden,proverbs & d meanin,story tellin<ful of lies>,police & thief.
~Football play: 5 aside,'Rombo'<usin a rubber ball playd in court sectnd in2 4 or 2>
~Table tennis:usin any flat surface,d floor inclusive.
~etc like Boris cart,stand still,i see,Cashew nut game,rubber band game,coca cola crown soccer ,
Not 4getin a risky adventure we undatook in my pry. 6;we made a local gun usin it 2 kill a monkey & a wild guinea fowl b4 it ws discoverd by a friend's father & seized,
Mehn i had d best & most excitin childhood, plannin 2 write a book abt it sha!
Re: The Games U Played As A Child by ETPower(m): 9:52am On Dec 05, 2011
Poker,mahjong

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