Tag Archives: arabic game


Eyelash wishing game – Arabic Children’s Folk Game

Context: She was in an all-girls elementary school in Jordan when she learned this game. She thought that it was silly, and did not pay much mind to it, saying that “girls, usually teenagers, like to make wishes.” There are two versions of this game that she remembers. Game (Version 1): The game involves two… Continue Reading »

Easter egg game (Maseehh kom) – Arabic Folk Game

Context: She learned this game from her family when she was around two years old, in Egypt. She said that the reason they commemorate Jesus’s resurrection with cracking eggs is because Jesus emerged from the tomb like a chick emerging from an egg. Game: This game requires two people (P1 and P2), each with a… Continue Reading »

How to play Seven and a Half (Sebah ou Nus) – Arabic Card Game

Context: He learned this game when he was around 10 years old from older relatives in Jordan, trying to mimic the adults playing Blackjack 21. Game: The game can have many players, and it requires a standard deck of cards without 8s, 9s, 10s, and Jokers. In order to choose the dealer, each player draws… Continue Reading »