Category: Games

Korean Games, And Where To Find Out More About Them.

I have noticed that there is a lot of interest in Korean games recently, and as I have written about a lot of them here on my blog, I thought I would list all my posts in one place so that they are more…

“…And Stones May Break My Bones.” The Korean Stone Throwing Game Called Seokjeon.

Stones, along with sticks, were probably the first weapons used by early man. The stone had an advantage in that it is was also a distance weapon, in that it can easily be thrown or dropped. Stone tips were added to sticks, and spears…

Traditional Sledding In Korea.

  Many of us think of sledding as being downhill on snow, and this type of sledding is popular in Korea, however traditional sledding or ‘sseoulmae tagi‘ is something completely different. Korea is a land of mountains, at least 70% of the land area…

Juryeonggu: A 14 Sided Die From The Golden Age Of Silla.

  During an archaeological dig in 1975 a 14 sided die was uncovered in a pleasure pond used by royalty of the Unified Silla Period. (about 668 to 935 AD.) The wooden die was unusual in that not only were the sides made up…

Korean Variety Show Games, part 4. (The Embarrassment Factor.)

There are many Korean variety show games that basically get their humor from the ’embarrassment factor’. This is an almost sure way to make people laugh and increase ratings. Whether or not you choose to play these games with your friends will perhaps depend…

Korean Variety Show Games, Part 3.

Once again I’m writing about more Korean games that you might have seen on Korean variety shows. To catch up on which games I’ve already discussed you can check out part 1, part 2, and individual posts on favorites such as Alkkagi, Ddakji, Jegi…

Horseback Archery In Korea: A Traditional Sport.

  Over the past couple of decades archery from the back of a horse has seen a revival as a sport and recreational activity. Countries all around the world, both those with and without a tradition of the practice, have started holding competitions and…