Today, with social networking, XBOX, Play Stations, Game Boys and interactive apps and games on the mobile phone, one has almost forgotten the traditional games of our country.

There was once a time, when we couldn’t wait to play a game of pakda-pakdi or chupa-chupi with our friends.

Now, much like the dying crafts of India, indigenous games are lesser known amongst the youngsters.

Here are a few of those beautiful games played on a playground. Sorry, no virtual reality here.

Kho-kho

6     

Chor Police

5

Saakhli (Chain)

4

Gilli Danda

3

Statue!

2

Stapoo (Hopscotch)

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