Luksong-tinik - jump over the thorns - Two players serve as the base of the tinik (thorn) by putting their right or left feet together (soles touching gradually building the tinik). A starting point is set by all the players, giving enough runway for the players to achieve a higher jump, so as not to hit the tinik. Players of the other team start jumping over the tinik, followed by the other team members.
-Origin: Cabanatuan City
-Players: Two teams are divided equally. Each team chooses its own “mother”.The others play as the “children”.The mothers of the teams should be high jumpers who can jump the height of the hands placed one on top of the other without touching them.
- Setting: Outdoor/indoor
- Formation: Partners face each other in a long sitting position.
- Who plays first: The first to jump will be decided by the mothers, who will toss a slipper or wooden shoe. The mother who wins the toss will have the first jump and the other players will be the "taya”.
-Values infused: Sportsmanship, Courage, Teamwork and cooperation.
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Patintero or harangang taga - try to cross my line without letting me to touch or catch you - Each member of the group who is it stands on the water lines. The perpendicular line in the middle allows the it designated on that line to intersect the lines occupied by the it that the parallel line intersects, thus increasing the chances of the runners to be trapped.even only one member of a group is tagged the whole group will be the "it"
Tubigan or Patentero
-Players: Two teams of equal number of players
-Values Infused: Fair play and teamwork
-Materials/Equipment Needed:Any object for marking purposes like chalk
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Sungka is a Philippine mancala game which is today also played wherever Philippine migrants are living; e.g. in Taiwan, Germany, and the USA. Like the closely related congkak it is traditionally a women's game. Sungka was first described outside of Asia in 1894 by the American ethnologist Stewart Culin.
Sungka is similar to many other Southern Asian mancala games such as nanarj (Maldives), dakon (Java), congkak (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia) and tchoka (Marianas). The game differs from kalah which is known in North America and Europe in being a multi-lap game. Another important difference is that the first move is executed simultaneously in sungka which is meant to balance the game. Sungka is distinguished from congkak by being played counterclockwise and also by some other minor rule differences.
-Origin: Cabanatuan City
-Players: Two players
-Formation: With the sungkahan between them, the two players sit opposite each other with the row of holes ( Bahay ) nearest to a player and the big hole ( mother hole ) at his left that belong to him. The other row of small holes on the opposite side and the other big hole belong too other player.
-Values Infused: Honesty
The sack race or gunny sack race is a competitive game in which participants place both of their legs inside a sack or pillow case that reaches their waist or neck and jump forward from a starting point toward a finish line. The first person to cross the finish line is the winner of the race.
-Origin: Nueva Ecija
-Players: Five to ten players
-Formation: Arrange the teams into equal columns
-Values Infused: Alertness and sportmanship
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Sambunot is a Philippine game which may be played outdoors by ten or more players, but not to exceed twenty. The goal in the game is to get the coconut husk out of the circle.
A circle is drawn on the floor, big enough to accommodate the number of players. A coconut husk is placed at the center of the circle. The players position themselves inside the circle. At the signal ″GO,″ players will rush to the center to get the coconut husk. Players may steal the coconut husk from another player in an attempt to be the one to take the husk put of the circle. A player who is successful in getting out of the circle with the coconut husk wins, and the game starts againReference: http://www.wikipedia.org/
Sipa - game of kick - The object being used to play the game is also called sipa. It is made of a washerwith colorful threads, usually plastic straw, attached to it. The sipa is then thrown upwards for the player toss using his/her foot. The player must not allow the sipa to touch the ground by hitting it several times with his/her foot, and sometimes the part just above the knee. The player must count the number of times he/she was able to kick the sipa. The one with most number of kicks wins the game. Sipa is also the term used for the Filipino variant of sepaw takraw.this game is called "pambansang laro".
These are just some of the indigenous games here in the Philippines wjich we should really all be proud of. Be Proud to be a Filipino!