definition of popular games

Game is called any recreational activity that has the participation of two or more participants, its main tasks being to provide entertainment and fun, although it is not ruled out that many games also display in the individual a educational role. Games normally help develop the mind and physique and also contribute to the development of practical and psychological skills.

For this reason, the game is an absolutely necessary activity for human beings, it allows cognitive development and also favors the rapprochement between people.

While, popular games are those games that are closely linked to the activities of the common people and that over the years and generations have been transmitted from father to son. Most of them do not have a specific origin since they were born from man's need to play, they are spontaneous, creative and highly motivating activities.

As for the characteristics that they present, their regulations are usually variable and can easily change from one geographical area to another, they even usually have different names even if it is the same game.

Likewise, it is common for a popular game to have very few rules, to use all kinds of materials without the need for them to be the same specific to the game; everyone will have a specific objective and way of being specified and a sine qua non condition: fun and more fun.

Many of the popular games over time have become important supports within physical education classes and have really proven to be elementary when it comes to developing physical and motor skills, although they have also proven to be an educational tool in the classroom of high effect, since in addition to fun they add learning.

One of the most prominent popular games turns out to be the Escondida or Escondite, it consists of a person who with his eyes covered and looking against the wall must count up to a certain number and while doing so, the rest of the participants must run to a nearby place to hide; whoever counts must find them and every time they do so they will scream free stone for this or that in the place in which they counted. It may happen that whoever is searching does not run fast enough and is surprised in speed by whoever has discovered and that it is this who shouts his salvation first, leaving the free stone without effect and saving both him and the rest of the players.

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