Tag Archives: childhood games


Tripas de Pollo

Background: Informant is a Mexican American who was originally born in Mexico, but came to the United States when he was young. Since he stayed in Mexico for a bit of his childhood he learned a lot of games. Main Piece: Interviewer: What are some childhood games you remember playing? Informant: I remember a game… Continue Reading »

Pikachu

Background: Informant is a 22 year old American who has lived in California his whole life. Main Piece: Interviewer: Do you remember any games you played during your childhood? Informant: I remember a hand game I use to play with my sister. It was called Pikachu. Interviewer: How do you play pikachu? Informant: Pikachu is… Continue Reading »

The Game

Context: The informant (A) is a 19 year old college student. He describes to me a game he played, and still plays, with his friends entitled “The Game.” In the transcription, he explains the very simple rules of “The Game” and the wide variety of people who play “The Game.” This game was brought about… Continue Reading »

Ms. Lucy Nursery Rhyme

Context: The informants are brothers A, 19, and B, 15. This transcription was taken from an argument between the brothers over the “correct” words to the nursery rhyme about “Ms. Lucy.” The nursery rhyme is used mostly as a schoolyard game, sometimes accompanied by a hand-game the brothers tell me, but in their argument they… Continue Reading »

Four Square

Context: The informant (A) is a 15 year old high school student in Utah. He explains the rules of the game Four Square to me and the various rules that can be added to the game. He notes that the game can be played with any ball as long as it bounces (though the ball… Continue Reading »