Verstoppertje – The Netherlands

Verstoppertje  Europe The Netherlands Running around No props  N.o.p.: 4> Some children play hide and seek. One child counts (the seeker) up to 10 with his eyes closed, in the mean time the other children hide somewhere. This game has different varieties in many countries, you can play it as ‘the first player to be found is the seeker in the next game’ or the other way round. This game becomes more fun and is considerably speeded up when the hiders do not remain in their hiding places, but try and get back a.s.a.p. to their starting- place unobserved while the seeker is way out looking for them.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Shooting date: 2000
Editor: Timo Gilhuis

Trappe Trappe – France

Trappe-Trappe Europe France Running around game No props N.o.p.: 4
One tagger must try to touch as many children as he can. If touched, you must stand still with both hands up and you only can be freed by another, still free running child. The situation changes according the rules of their game, set before the play.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
shooting date: 2001
Editor: Timo Gilhuis

Mate – Spain

Mate  Europe Spain Playing with things Props: a rubber stick N.o.p.: 10>  The play court is divided in 4 parts. The two outer parts are for each of the teams, the other two court parts are destined for a player of each team. Both teams (and the players themselves) on either side of the court are allowed to throw the rubber stick to the opponent player in the middle. If she is touched by the stick, a new member of her team will replace her in the middle court. This may continue until all players of one team has played in the middle court, just depending of the rules they have agreed upon before the game.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 2003