Multicultural Games

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by Hillary, Ali, Danny Germantown Academy 6th grade     1998

State the name of your game and why you chose it.

The name of the game is Bokwele.  There are two different versions of Bokwele.  Both sound like lots of fun.

List the countries where it is played and its origin.

Bokwele originated in the Congo (which is now called Zaire.)

Describe how your game is played. State the object of the game. Clearly describe the rules.

Bokwele 1

Bokwele 2

List the equipment needed.

Bokwele 1

Bokwele 2

Make recommendations for what type of athlete would enjoy playing this game. What skills does it demand?

Hillary:  I would recommend Bokwele 1 to people who enjoy running.  I would recommend Bokwele 2 to rock climbers and boxers because it involves a lot of upper body strength. 

What are your feelings about this game? Did you enjoy playing it? Would you recommend it?

Hillary:  I really like both versions of the game.  They are fun and exciting to play.   One improvement I would make to Bokwele 1 is that it should be played with more hula hoops. 


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