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Games in Russia

Several decades ago Soviet people did not have computers and smartphones, so children played various games to entertain themselves. Remember them in case you find yourself in a place where there are problems with Wi-Fi connection. You will surely have fun, raise your spirits and improve your health.

By the way one of the most popular video games Tetris was developed in Russia.

Top 20 facts about the game of Tetris
It’s hard to find a persona who’s never played the game of Tetris. In 2014 it was 30 years since Tetris game was invented. . 1.            The...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Union Times: 24. Potato and Pioneer Ball
These ball games were very common among schoolchildren, and the game of “potato” was a favorite, while “pioneer ball” was the official g...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Union Times: 23. Sticks-Cans
This very popular boy’s game appeared for a very short time – in the 1990s.  To play the game of “sticks” or “cans” you need at...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Union Times: 22. Game of Tags
Game of Tags is a very popular game both at school, and in backyards. To play tags you need at least 5 people. And the more players there are – the better. To...
Children’s Water Games in the Summer in Russia
There are plenty of games on the water, which bring great joy to the kids, and also help them develop. Granny Planted Peas This is, perhaps, the most popular wa...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Union Times: 21. Winter Fun Games
With the onset of winter schoolchildren have a lot more opportunities to play. Snowballs First wet snow is very moldable. School kids got excited to make snowba...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Union Times: 20. Knives 2
This is another version of a pickup game with a knife, and it’s also called “knives.” Version 1 – “Knives” on the Bench The game is ...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in Soviet Times: 19.Knives
A pickup game, very popular among boys. “Knives” is a popular pickup game. Some prototype of modern computer strategies. To play you need at least t...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Union: 18. Elastics
The girl’s game “Elastics” was not less popular than another girl’s game “peevers.”  The game was played by three girls or more. Sometimes it was p...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Union Times: 17. Cavalry
This game was very popular with the boys during recess is school. “Cavalry” or “horsemen” were played during recess. The number of parti...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Union Times: 16. Battleship
This is a very popular game of school children and not only in places where you can’t be active: on the road or even during a boring and not interesting lesso...
Outdoor Active Kids’ Games in Russia
Outdoor games are very much loved by all the kids. Take Your Feet off the Ground! The game is played on the playground. First, players select the lead. And the ...
4 Fun Kids’ Games in Russia
There are several popular fun games in Russia for kids. Feather Take a light feather or even a piece of cotton wool. The players in turn throw a feather up in t...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Union: 15. Shtander-Mander
This is a very active and exciting outdoor children’s game.  There has to be at least 5 people and a ball. One of the guys, the lead, shouts, “Shtander...
Old and Modern Russian Games: How to Choose a Lead
The lead for games was selected using counting rhymes or by drawing straws.   Counting Rhymes Counting rhymes are short poems that are pronounced with the acce...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in Soviet Times: 13-14. Edible – not Edible and Gardener
These games are very much enjoyed by younger schoolchildren.  Edible – not Edible To play “edible – not edible” you need a small group ...
TOP 25 Games of the Schoolchildren in Soviet Times: 11-12. Blind Man’s Bluff and Cold-Hot
These two games were often played during children’s parties. Blind Man’s Bluff Blind man’s bluff is usually played in a large spacious room or out...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Union Times: 10. Peevers
Girls could play peevers nonstop until it was dark outside. In courtyards on the pavement or on sidewalks girls drew with chalk the squares (classes). They were...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in Soviet Times: 9. Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek is one of the most popular games that were played after school or on weekends. This game can be played absolutely anywhere: on the street, and eve...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Union Times: 7-8. The Ring and The Sea Runs High
These two games are very popular with the younger school kids. . The Ring All players are arranged in a row, sitting on a long bench or something else. One of t...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in Soviet Times: 6. Chains
This game is popular among younger schoolchildren. The game “chains” schoolchildren play alone or it can be organized by their teachers during reces...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in Soviet Times: 4-5. King of the Hill and Thread the Needle
King of the Hill This game is very popular during winter, and it is played on any hill that is covered with snow and not icy.  In winter during snow removal fr...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in the Soviet Times: 3. Crocodile
This game was popular not only in the USSR, but is still popular today in Russia among schoolchildren and students. “Crocodile” game hasbeen enjoyed wit...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in Soviet Times: 2. Elephant
We continue to review children’s games from the USSR era, and in this article we’ll describe the boys’ game – “elephant”. This is anothe...
TOP 25 Games of Schoolchildren in Soviet Times: 1. Dodgeball
There were a few games during the Soviet Union era, which every child of the time had a chance to play at least once. In Soviet times there were no video games ...

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