Traditional games during Saint John’s Night

On June 24th, all people interested had another opportunity to play traditional games at the Saint John’s Night (called in Poland “Kupala Night” – a traditional feast of love, fire and fertility, known in some Slavic and Nordic countries) at the Museum of the First Piasts.

Children and everyone else could play such traditional games as:

  • Kubb – a traditional, throwing game from Sweden with very simple rules and lots of fun! More about Kubb you can read here.
  • Croquet – a game in which wooden balls are hit with hammer-shaped mallets (sticks) through small gates. A simple yet engaging game for the whole family. You can read more about it here.
  • Finnish skittles – you have to knock down the pins numbered from 1 to 12 and count the points. It is necessary to score exactly 50 – no less and no more. This game matches good and fun and math learning!
  • Boccia – a great game for everyone. You throw a small ball, called Jack or boccino, on the playing field, and then you throw your colored balls, trying to place them as close as possible to Jack. Who places their ball or balls closer, wins! More about Boccia here.

Traditional games during the Saint John’s Night have attracted great interest of people. From time to tiem they were even waiting in queues for playing Kubb and Croquet (!). There has never been anything like this before.

This is another proof that simple, old, traditional ames are still great fun for everyone.


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