It started with an email from Marta, PocketCultures contributor in Spain. “Is a book feasible?” she asked. The idea caught fire – for the next few weeks our contributor mailing list was a flurry of ideas, discussions, details and shared experiences of childhood games.

We decided to make a book collecting games we played as children. Today, after a lot of hard work we are very excited to share it with you.

There are games from fifteen different countries – Spain, UK, Nigeria, Costa Rica, USA, Argentina, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Romania, South Africa, Italy, India, Turkey and China – and we’ve chosen games that don’t need much equipment, that way you and your children or students can play them no matter where you are in the world. We’ve also introduced the players from each country and illustrated the games to help you imagine more about life in each country.

We’re very happy about how it came out – please take a look, let us know what you think and share with all your friends! The ebook is completely free to download.

Find out more and download the book on our Games for Kids of the World page.

About the author

Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.