It is a list of games that children used to play, some of which are still played today. Traditional children’s games do not include commercial products such as board games, but include games that require accessories such as hopscotch or marbles (toys go into the toy list unless toys are used in several games or if the single game played is named after the toy); so “the skipping rope” is a game, while “Jacob’s ladder” is a toy). Although they are transmitted primarily by word of mouth because they are not considered suitable for university studies or adult attention, traditional games have, “not only failed to disappear, but have also evolved over time into new versions.”
Traditional children’s games are defined, such as those played informally with minimal equipment, which children learn by the example of other children and which can be played without reference to written rules. These games are usually played by children between the ages of 7 and 7. 12, with some latitude at both ends of the age group. Traditional children’s games (also called folk games) are those that are transmitted from one child to another, from generation to generation, informally through word of mouth, and most children’s games include at least two of the following six characteristics in different proportions: physical skill, strategy, luck, repetition of patterns, creativity and vertigo.