Crazy Games from Around the World
Across the world lies many different cultures, each unique in their own way. They have their own traditions, values and languages. But whatever their way of live, one of the things that transcends boundaries is the desire to have fun.
Many of these games are created from a desire to beat boredom and create a bond between all the players. Traditional games are often a reflection of the culture that invented them. Some have been adapted from other games, while some are modern inventions.
You’ll be surprised at the how imaginative some of these games can get!
- Wife-carrying (Finland)
This game must be one of the more unique couple games out there. Husbands navigate a series of obstacles, which include a wading pool and a low log-jump. It originated from Finland but has spread to countries like the UK and the US. They hold an annual World Championship, where the winning prize is as much beer as the wife weighs!
- Calcio storico (Florence, Italy)
Football is one of the world’s most popular sports but a medieval version of the game is rather extreme. In this game, two teams carry and pass a ball, trying to score past a guarded net. However, opposition players can stop them by any means necessary. That includes wild mixed martial arts, style – punching, kicking, tripping, hacking, tackling, and wrestling with each other. We don’t encourage participation but it makes for a great spectator sport.
- Castel (Catalonia, Spain)
This game feels like the ultimate version of a team-building game. The objective of the game is for teams to safely form and disassemble human tower. It is an inclusive sport with women and children involved. Children are used to form the highest parts of the tower, as they are lighter. Although it can be dangerous, accidents are rare thanks to great teamwork.
- Cheese rolling (England)
It’s almost unbelievable how something so bizarre could gain a cult following. Yet, it has. The game is simply a bunch of people chasing after a wheel of cheese down a very steep hill. The steepness makes it dangerous for participants who easily slip and fall awkwardly, making injuries a common occurrence.
- Headis (Germany)
A sport born out of spontaneity, it has evolved to become one of Germany’s fastest growing sports. It adapts freely from table tennis rules, using your head instead of a paddle to hit a rubber ball and outscore your opponents. While the game has evolved to become semi-professional of sorts, a light hearted and supportive approach is still encouraged. It really feels like a game you can just have fun with a group of friends.
Looking for your own fun games here in Singapore? Check out Funactivities.sg for more fun, unique games that you can play with your friends. From archery tag to quidditch, we’ll guarantee that you’ll find a new and novel way to experience fun. Don’t worry, it will be safe too!