Post Tagged with "Children’s games"

Futbolín: the origins of foosball

Foosball, table football, babyfoot, futbolito, metagol, Tischfußball, langirt … foosball is played in many countries around the world and has many different names. But did you know that it’s originally from Spain? Here’s how futbolín (as it’s called here) was invented.

Classic futbolín table in Andalucia. Credit


January 28, 2011 5 comments

Children's games writing contest – you can be in our book!

Our Children’s games book is taking shape. We made a survey about what you’d like to see in the book, and all your great suggestions will help to make it better and more fun to use. At the moment, PocketCultures contributors from different parts of the world are writing about games played in their countries.

We know that PocketCultures readers live all over the world too, so we decided to hold a competition for you to tell us about favourite games in your country. Write about a game played by children where you live and your entry could be featured in our book!


October 5, 2010 Comments disabled

Help design our book

At PocketCultures we’re very excited about a project that we’ve been working on together: a book about Children’s games around the world.

As well as having fun writing the book, we hope you’ll have fun reading it too. So we’ve put together a short survey to find out more about what you’d like us to include.

We’d love to hear your feedback on the idea – the survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Thanks!

Take the survey here

Read more:
Kiss, hug or shake hands? Greeting people around the world
What is a global citizen? We asked, you answered
World travel bloggers and Lonely Planet

August 7, 2010 Comments disabled