MY FAVORITE GAME AS A CHILD-- LADIES OF HIVE CONTEST #77

This contest reminds me of my childhood and also about one of the games I always play with my kids when they are on holidays or some weekends when we are just having family time. My favorite game is AYO GAME.

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When I was a child, we played Ludo, a card called WHOT, we jumped skipping rope (is that a game as well)? We also played draft. However, but AYO game was one of my best, people hardly win me in AYO game.😂

AYO GAME is played with AYO seeds obtained from AYO plants. It is an indoor game, some played it as outdoor game too. It is a game that keeps the players alert. It fosters a spirit not only of competition but also of tolerance, discipline and co-operation. Haha. Yes this is because you can't play the game without argument. It takes a patient person to allow for explainations on how your opponent is packing out (capturing) the seeds for himself.

HOW AYO GAME IS PLAYED

As you can see from the image, it is played on an AYO board. The AYO board is made of two rows containing 12 holes (houses). Four seeds are put in each hole at the beginning of the game.

When the game begins, one of the players packs all four seeds from a hole of his choice (on his row, of course) and begins to dole out the seeds (i.e he drops one seed each to all the holes.

As he doles out the seeds, if the last seed in his hands falls on a hole that has seeds already, he packs them all again and begins to dole them out again into all the holes.

If any hole on his own row gets back four seeds that the game started with, he captures them for himself (i.e packs them out as his win). But if four seeds appear on his opponent's side, the opponent captures them out.

The game of one player ends when the last seed in his hand falls on an empty hole. He stops and his opponent continues and replicates what he has done as explained above.

Now the interesting part of the game is to be assertive and calculative in such a way that as you dole out your seeds, you do not allow your opponent to earn free four seeds from you, that he captures from his row. Hahaha. This is inevitable anyways but you can still do it in a way that he doesn't earn much from you. Let him play his own game and earn. If he is not smart and calculative as you, he ends up playing in your favor. That can annoy him. Hahaha

As the players dole the seeds and captures, the game comes to an end when it is obvious that the seeds are so few and no matter how they move them round, they can never get four seeds together in a hole to capture. This is when the game ends. The seeds captured by both players are counted. The person with the highest number of captured seeds, wins.

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The loser gives way for another player to challenge the winner but if they are just the players around, their scores are recorded in a paper and a second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth rounds are played. Hahaha. Until the loser is tired of losing or the winner becomes scared that with just one more play, the loser might equalize. Hahahaha. This is the part that brings more argument, if you are not disciplined, a mockery made on your loss can cause a fight. 😂😂😂😂😂😂

Thank God schools are going on holidays soon, I should dust the AYO game in my house and get it ready for play. My hubby knows nothing about the AYO game. He is interested but not good at it. This is the time to tease someone close with my expertise in this particular game. Hahaha.

Thanks ladies of hive. I love this contest. Wishing us all, all the best. Hey, beautiful babes of Hive, join in here and let's see your childhood game, this generation kids don't know many of our games of yester years,only video games 😂😂😂. Show us what you played. @princessbusayo , @nkemakonam89 , @zizymena, @iskafan etc let's see your games, girls.

Thanks for reading till the end.

Yours ,
Adoore-eu.

AYO games snapped with my Infinix note 8 phone.



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Now, this is really interesting! It's quite similar to our local game called "Sungka" although the mechanics of the game differs a bit.

My hubby knows nothing about the AYO game. He is interested but not good at it.

Do teach him first before the teasing, lol!

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If I teach him, he will master it and win me next time. Haha. Let him watch me play with the kids, if he is up to it, let him come challenge me. Hahaha.
Thanks for stopping by. I never heard of Sungka game but am sure it must be interesting too

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Haha, okay. I hope you have fun playing with your kids and do share if the husband plays too, lol!

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You sound like the real MVP of the AYO game, indomi generation will not be able to relate with this !lol

It seems like someone's husband is able to be thought a lesson. Just go easy on him hahaha 😊

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Hahaha, I hope I can go easy with him. Yoh know, when you see someone you can win, the fire burns within. Hahahaha. Nice of you to stop by

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Hi @adoore-eu
I used to play this game a lot as a child and I loved it. I remember then in children’s church, we would dig the holes in the earth and fill them with stones or draw the 12 boxes on the floor. I never played it with the ayo seeds or board but we played it exactly the same as you described.

Thank you for sharing and bringing back memories.
Have a great Sunday. Take care. 🤗

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Exactly, I haven't played this game with board either. It has always been on dug earth. ... Lol

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Lol. I know right? I only saw the board and seeds some few years ago.

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That is true. It is played also by digging the holes outside, that is an outdoor side of it. Thanks for coming around.

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Ayo game was also one of the game I played very well as a child, including draft, and WHOT but my favorite even till date is Ludo game 🤩

Thanks for inviting me Adoore dear

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I can even win you in Ludo game too. Hahaha. Those days even till almost midnight, you will hear two six, four six, and counting begins. It hurts to see a seed almost near it's house and someone will come and kill it from far. 😂😂😂. Nice joining, I will check you out

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Hahahaha
Oh! You want to join my hubby in winning me with his magic hands in LUDO GAME right 🤩🤩

That dice don't usually shine luck on me...two six, one six, etc...is always running away from my hands... hahahaha

It's a fun game shaa and I love the mathematical aspect/the decision making on it... your brain must surely be sent to work 🤩

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Hahaha, I had forgotten about this game because I learned it late in my childhood. I am a master with Whot, I don't even know how to play Ludo well. I have forgotten how to play draft too.... Hahaha

Maybe, if I try playing again, the memories will return.

You explained it so well that I could imagine playing it again. Often we used to play ours outside. By digging holes and filling them with random stones.

Since I have forgotten a large portion of the game, it means even the strategy is lost to me. So, now, I am wondering how expertise can be used to make sure your partner doesn't gain from you. Cos, all you have to do is keep doling out the stones, isn't the point where someone claims a "four" out of luck?

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I have heard and seen alot if people play Ayo game when I was younger. But before I could learn, my family moved to a new and completely different neighborhood with am entirely new way of life. Lol

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Hahaha, that's why I said it is inevitable. There is no way your opponent will not get his complete four from you. Expertise comes in when you calculate and ensure it doesn't happen too often. Nice to know you played those games too I childhood, children of these days are more into video games and as such wouldn't know much about our own games

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😂Ayo sounds like fun!!! I don't think I have played it before, but I had something similar with marbles a long time ago.

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Wow, ok. That's nice. Glad you played something too. Thanks for coming around

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Chai, where did you get this game from. It was one of my favorite games back then but now, can't see it anywhere. Thanks for refreshing my memory

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Oya come and visit, let's play again na. It's really fun

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I remembered this Ayo Game too with the Ludo but they aren´t my favorite games. These games requires one´s creativity and intelligence and they are fun games too.

I am also preparing my game already and would post my entry too. Thank you for the mention ma

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We have something similar called congkak though I have never really played it.

But perhaps one day when I visit you, we could play AYO together :D

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So, did you go for the star in the end? Or focus on just a few key challenges? How did you do partner? Not sure if you saw my reply much earlier to your comment on my post... I am just knocking through the final bits of my day 1 now !LOLZ ... it's been a long day at work (both in the office and working from home) !ALIVE !LUV I am going to have to reread this post to work out how to play lol... my brain has done so much work today... it needs a fresh day to be able to absorb more data hahaha ...but it looks fab!

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I've never heard of this game! Thanks for introducing it to us! 😊

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haha what a brilliant game Adoore, so if I read you right, you can manipulate your opponent without them realising it. Haha I love it! That did sound a fun game, and yes skipping with a rope is a game!

I am visiting you this evening as part of my Terrific Tuesday Dreemport Weekly Challenge Encouragement program. How are you getting on, are you helping your partner and did you exercise today, don't forget the increased targets? Wishing you are having or have had a Terrific Tuesday Ed😁

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