Tracking the evolution of Pinoy kids’ games

Pinoy games
'Jump the Knife' by Filipino painter Vicente Manansala depicts luksong tinik, a typical jumping game played by Pinoy kids.

There are lots of sources — sites on the Internet, books, articles in print — about traditional games played by children (and even adults, usually in a family setting) in the Philippines.

But what I’m really interested in is not in making a compendium of them. (Although that, in itself, is a great project even if others have already done it.)

My focus of interest is semi-historical: how these games have evolved through generations, and how they may continue to evolve in this age of virtual reality, digital games, and couch-potato sports. Continue reading “Tracking the evolution of Pinoy kids’ games”