Today's post is a trip back in time - my husband has very fond memories of three games he used to play in childhood and which are desribed below:

Hayshaysha [hay-shay-shah]

This game would be played only on Ramadan evenings when parents were safely out of the way. It is like a military game without weapons and involves two teams.At the beginning of the game the rules are decided by the size of the team and all who are playing; where to go and where not to go.One team hides and the other team counts to 10 or 100. Once the number has been reached, the team who has counted runs around to find the team which has hidden. The aim of the game is to catch members of the opposition one by one, if you see someone you must run after him until you catch him.The best place for this game to be played is in the small alleys and deserted houses in the suq, and it also needs darkness in order to hide effectively.

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