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Chan-Angkarn / Monday-Tuesday

Akha group, Chiang Rai province, Northern Region of Thailand

The game requires players to complete a sequence of jumps over a long rope made of rubber bands, which is held by their opponents. Each jump in the sequence is more challenging than the next and only the most agile win. The name of the game means “Monday and Tuesday”, as in each round the children have to jump the rope 6 to 7 times and chant the days of the week as they do so.

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Dod Nang Yang / Jumping with Rubber-band Rope

Akha group, Tambon Mae Yao, Mueang District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand

The game requires players to complete a sequence of jumps over a long rope made of rubber bands, which is held by their opponents. Each jump in the sequence is more challenging than the next and only the most agile win.

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Dod Yang Rod / Jumping on Motorbike Tires

Akha group, Tambon Mae Yao, Mueang District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand

Children compete to see how long they can jump on a pile of old motorcycle tires, before they fall off.

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Kradod Chuek / Jumping with Rope 

Akha group, Tambon Mae Yao, Mueang District, Chiang Rai province, Thailand

The game requires players to complete skip over a rope as it is swung around in a circle by their opponents. If they can jump in time to the rhyme being sung by their opponents and at the end, catch the rope between their feet – they complete the challenge.

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Look Keaw / Marble Shooting 

Akha group, Tambon Mae Yao, Mueang District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand

Look Kaew is a popular competitive game that tests a player‟s marble shooting skills. Players have to shoot and hit their opponent‟s marbles if they are to win. 

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Moon Yang Rod / Spinning Motorbike Tires 

Akha group, Tambon Mae Yao, Mueang District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand

Children compete to see how long they can spin an old motorcycle tire, with just one push.

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Pao Nang Yang / Blowing Rubber Bands

Ahka group, Tambon Mae Yao, Mueang District, Chiangrai Province, Thailand

As it only requires couple of rubber bands, two players and the simple skill of blowing, it has become a popular way to pass the time both at school and at home.

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Pao Ying Chub / Hammer, Paper and Scissors

Ahka group, Tambon Mae Yao, Mueang District, Chiangrai Province, Thailand 

A game to eliminate or select a player (or team of players) before starting an actual game. For example, if children want to play a game of “Tag” they would play Pao Ying Chub to pick which of them would be the „Catcher‟. The game has exactly the same structure and rules as Rock, Paper and Scissors but in this game “Rock” is known as “Hammer”.

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Rod Yang / Hitting Motorbike Tires

Ahka group, Tambon Mae Yao, Mueang District, Chiangrai Province, Thailand

In the game, children compete with each other to see how far and how fast they can roll a disused motorcycle tire.

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Yon Yang Rod / Throwing Motorbike Tires 

Akha group, Tambon Mae Yao, Mueang District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand

Children compete with each other to see how far they can throw a disused motorcycle tire.

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