It is best said that the childhood days are the best day of anyone’s life. Someday or the other we all think life was more easy and fun in our childhood and we use to miss those days badly. We all were used to be good at lot of things, we do not dangerous of taking risks then and use to celebrate every bit of life without any worry during our childhood. Indian children play a variety of indoor and outdoor games that help them build their social skills as well as the skills in the games. It is sad that children today prefer not to play these games as it was an integral part of growing up in India.

Let us look at the top 10 childhood games played in India.

1. Chor-Police:

chor police

Chor-Police is the Indian equivalent of tag. There are the thieves and then there is the police. The players in this game divide up into two teams. The police have the task of catching the thieves and then the turn changes. It is one of the most popular games played by children all over the world with different names and a slight change in rules.

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2. Ludo:

ludo

Ludo Another addictive game and can be played with anyone and anywhere. A popular board game for two to four players played with a dice and 4 tokens for each player.

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3. Lattu:

Lattu

Lattu is a game played in India very often, especially in rural area and small towns. You can see many kids playing this game all over the country. This game need some skill and once you get that its all fun.

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4. Carrom:

caroms

Carrom is a highly popular game in India not just with kids but also with mature person. It is a game that families play at home and there are many variations of this game. Carrom can be played with two to four players. It involves pocketing coin pieces using a larger piece and there are different ways in which that can be done.

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5. Box Type Cricket:

box type cricket

The Box Type Cricket specially designed to be played in a small area. In addition to Sixes and Boundaries, This game includes specialized areas where if you hit, you get 1 & 2 runs respectively.

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6. Gilli-Danda:

Gilli Danda

Gilli Danda is one of the most well known childhood games played in rural India. It is a popular street game which rivals the popularity of cricket at some stage. The game is played with a small piece of wood tapered on both sides known as gilli and a larger piece of wood that is used to strike the gilli known as Danda.

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7. Chhupan Chhupai:

chupan chapai

As it is called today by some, hide and seek, the game surely helped us master our skills of alertness. Finding out the hidden friend and saying dhappa..

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8. Langdi:

langadi

We Indians are so desperate to play pakdam pakdai, we can even do it with just one leg, even at the cost of looking like crazy chickens. and it also helped us in our bhangra performances.

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9. Kancha-Goli:

Kancha Goli

Kancha, basically the game played with marble balls was the most popular game among the children. The players hit the targeted kancha with their own marble ball, and the one who is successful in hitting the targeted kancha takes away all the marbles of the opposite team.

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10. Chain-Chain:

circle-game

when we used to rush to catch each other and form a long chain? What a delight it was to play this game. We even had the versions of this game khuli chain and bandhi chain!

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