Remember these? Ceper/tutup botol, lompat getah, batu seremban/5 stones, congkak, pick-up sticks, Happy Family, Donkey, Old Maid and Snap? Every Malaysian, whatever their race, would have played at least one of these games growing up.
The Leaderonomics team figures there is no better time than Malaysia Day 2014 to revive these games in our workplaces and homes. No matter what our age, these games still stir excitement and require enough skill and strategy to challenge any adult.
Some, like lompat getah and batu seremban can be handmade with household materials. Collect a few bottle caps, and you’ll have all you need for ceper/tutup botol. Other items like congkak, pick-up sticks and card games can still be found at toy stores or at local markets.
For those who can’t remember how these games are played or who may not have played these before, here are video tutorials to help you along.
How to play congkak:
How to play lompat getah:
How to play ceper / tutup botol / bottle caps:
How to play batu seremban:
Do these trigger any memories for you? Or do you have a game variation to suggest? Let us know in the comments below!
MALAYSIA DAY 2014 GIVEAWAY
Want to win a set of these games? We’re giving 5 sets away to 5 lucky winners!
Competition period: 16 Sept 2014 – 7 October 2014
Prize: 1 Leaderonomics Malaysian games pack (x5 Winners*), which includes:
• x1 pack batu seremban/5 stones
• x1 ceper/tutup botol/bottle caps
• x1 wooden congkak, marbles included
• x1 Happy Family, Donkey, Snap and Old Maid cards
• x1 pick up sticks
• x1 lompat getah
How to participate:
- ANSWER this simple question: What is your favourite article on http://www.leaderonomics.com/ and why? (in 80 words or less- please provide the URL of the article)
- SUBMIT your answer as a comment onto our timeline on http://www.facebook.com/Leaderonomics to go into the draw!
On 8 October, we will select 5 lucky winners! We look forward to receiving your entries. Happy Malaysia Day!
* Only individuals who are current residents of Malaysia (and can provide an address in Malaysia) are eligible.