Baduk is a Korean folk game in which two players alternatively place white stones and black stones on a Badukpan, (a square wooden board which contains of 19 horizontal lines and 19 vertical lines) and Badugal (baduk pieces which the black ones are made from stone and the white ones are made from shell).
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This folk games looks similar as a chess in Western cultures and usually played with elderly man. Baduk has its opening strategies and tactics but players can become quite strong knowing no more than a few basic patterns. If you play this game, you can appreciate the beauty of human life and experience joy, anger, sorrow and pleasure even if indirectly. The consequences of moving one piece might give you accidental delight, or it might make the situation unfavorable and make one bitter. It completely resembles life. Baduk may reveal a player's character. It often happens that an impatient player moves a badugal in a hurry only to lose the game. In this sense baduk is effective for calming a quick temper. Parents are also teach baduk to their children from the early age to develop good sense and concentration skills, baduk also can helping people who haven't known each other to get closely while playing this game. If you want to know more about baguk game, you can check www.baduk.or.kr
Janggi is similar with chess also and easier to play than baduk. It is played with a board contains of 10 rows and 9 columns. and the pieces are made from wooden round flat shapes and inscribed with Chinese characters. The object of the game is to checkmate the enemy king with the moves of the pieces according to the rules.
is an game contains a game board which can be made from a drawn paper and pieces of wood or stone used for markers. Played with 2 players which each player has 4 pieces. One plays as the black pieces, and the other plays as the white pieces.
Introduced in the early period of the Three Kingdoms, this game is playing by two persons, throwing each 12 pieces of blue or red arrow into a jar from a certain distance, usually 90 centimeters away from the jar.
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The person who puts more arrows into the jar wins the game. In the past time, this games were played in the royal court or upper class houses.
played using 5 or more small grape-sized colorful pebbles and one of favorite game for children and young age. This game requires hand-eye coordination, quickness, planning skills and patience.
Number of players: 1 or more
How to play. There are five levels.
Step 1 The first level you toss down the fives pieces on the ground. So that they are in front of you randomly.
Step 2 Then you select one (piece A) to be the one piece that you toss into the air. You only use one hand for this game.
Step 3 As you toss piece A into the air you pick up one of the other pieces with the same hand, as piece A is still in the air.
Step 4 Then catch piece A before it hits the ground while you have the other piece you just picked up in your hand. * modifying to make it more difficult/easier: To make it more difficult keep all of the pieces in your hand as you try to pick up each of the pieces one by one. For beginners after you pick up a piece you put it on the side and then go for the next one.
Step 6 After it is on the back of your hand you toss them again and try to catch them in your palm. The number of pieces you catch is the number of points you get. Step 7 The second level you need to pick up two pieces as piece A is in the air instead of one. And then repeat steps 3-6
Step 8 Third level you pick up three pieces and then one or vice versa it does not matter. Then repeat steps 3-6
Step 9 Fourth level you pick up four pieces and then repeat steps 3-6 Other rules: - You are not allowed to move the pieces on the ground to group them up or make them easier to pick up - you are not suppose to touch any of the other pieces on the ground other than the one you are trying to pick up - when the pieces are on the back of your hand you are not allowed to adjust them to make it easier to catch back into your palm
차전놀이 Chajeon Nori
Originated from Andong, it is a Korean folk games played by large groups of men.
is a swing ridding and playing by women. The role of playing is swing higher as you can.
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