Popular Indoor and Outdoor Games in Children of Pakistan, India and other South Asian Countries

Popular Indoor and Outdoor Games in Children of Pakistan, India and other South Asian Countries

Now a days children of all ages like to play video games, watching cartoons at TVs or playing games on mobiles, computers or laptops. But twenty years before the situation was different all over the world, especially in developing countries like India and Pakistan, many games were popular in the children and as well as in adults. Here we will discuss the popular Indoor and Outdoor Games in Children of Pakistan, India and other South Asian Countries

Few years back children of developing countries like India and Pakistan had no pocket money so they can buy some sport items like Footballs or cricket bat so they prefer to play games in which they do not need to buy anything from the market.

Here we will discuss some popular sports / games of South Asian countries India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Jammu & Kashmir of both sides (Indian side and Pakistani side).

Gilli Danda

It was very popular in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Afghanistan just twenty years before. Still it is being played in many villages of India and Pakistan. It has different names in different local languages like Guli Danda, Itti Danda, Gitti Danda etc. In this game you do not need to buy anything from the market. Just you need one wooden stick known as danda and small piece of wood know as gilli. In this game player has to hit the gilli by danda to send gilli as far as possible then opponents have to run to the gilli and they have to throw it back from there. Every area has their own rules and own ways to play this game.

Pittu Garam

It is typically a traditional South Asian game which is very popular among children of India, Pakistan and other South Asian countries. In this game you should have a ball like tennis ball or plastic ball and seven small pieces of stones. In this game player hit the tower of those seven stones by ball and then he has to rebuild that tower of stones before getting hit by the opponent player by the same ball. If he has been hit by the opponent with ball then he is out and now it is turn of other player or team but if he has succeeded to rebuild the tower then it will be his score and he will get chances to score more until he is getting out. This is very interesting game even adults of villages of India and Pakistan like to play it.

Running, Catching / Doro Pokri / Nasso Pokri

This is also very popular game in children of India and Pakistan. In Punjab and Kashmir it is known as Doro Pori / Nasso Pori. It can be played between two individuals or two teams. In this game one player has to run and then he has to reach back to exactly same point where he started is running. If he has been caught by the opponents he is out else he has another turn.

Panj Geetay

It is was very popular in the women and girls of Indian and Pakistani Punjab and Kashmir.  It was being played by 5 small round shapes stones.

Kanchay / Bantay / Glass Balls Game

It is still very popular among children of India and Pakistan. It has many methods to play like you can play it by fingers or just by throwing from hand. Small glass balls are very attractive for children and they like them too much.

 

Matti K Gar

It was also popular game or habit of children of India and Pakistan. They made small houses and other with mud and then who has made the beautiful one is the winner of the game.

Chupan Chupai / Chappo Luki

It was also very popular game in India, Pakistan and other South Asian Countries. In this game one team or one team member has to hide himself and opponent has to find him. If they are failed to find him in certain period of time then they are lost means they have given one point to him or his team. He will continue until he is being find. If he is being searched then it is other team’s turn to hide themselves and so on.

 

Many other games were played in past and also being played in villages and small towns of India, Pakistan and other South Asian countries but now technology has been advanced and children like to play games on mobile, laptops or computers and if they have to play outdoor games then Footballs, Volleyballs or Cricket bat or balls are easily available for them so they are not interested in old traditional games.