Released on 2001Categories Sports & Recreation

Unique Games and Sports Around the World

Unique Games and Sports Around the World

Author: Doris Corbett

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313297789

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 430

View: 850

Looks at over three hundred sports and games from different cultures around the world, providing details about the rules, as well as information about typical players, the symbolism involved, and the equipment needed to play.
Released on 2018-03-29Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Games Around the World

Games Around the World

Author: Casey Null Petersen

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 9781684448340

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 640

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Have you ever heard of The Excited Burro or Ringel Ringel? These are games that children play in other countries. Children play different games in different parts of the world, but they all have fun! Vibrant photos, diagrams, maps, informational text, and interesting facts invite readers to learn the way children around the world play the same games as they do in this delightful nonfiction title.
Released on 2015-05-01Categories Games & Activities

Video Games Around the World

Video Games Around the World

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262527163

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 715

View: 488

Thirty-nine essays explore the vast diversity of video game history and culture across all the world's continents. Video games have become a global industry, and their history spans dozens of national industries where foreign imports compete with domestic productions, legitimate industry contends with piracy, and national identity faces the global marketplace. This volume describes video game history and culture across every continent, with essays covering areas as disparate and far-flung as Argentina and Thailand, Hungary and Indonesia, Iran and Ireland. Most of the essays are written by natives of the countries they discuss, many of them game designers and founders of game companies, offering distinctively firsthand perspectives. Some of these national histories appear for the first time in English, and some for the first time in any language. Readers will learn, for example, about the rapid growth of mobile games in Africa; how a meat-packing company held the rights to import the Atari VCS 2600 into Mexico; and how the Indonesian MMORPG Nusantara Online reflects that country's cultural history and folklore. Every country or region's unique conditions provide the context that shapes its national industry; for example, the long history of computer science in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia, the problems of piracy in China, the PC Bangs of South Korea, or the Dutch industry's emphasis on serious games. As these essays demonstrate, local innovation and diversification thrive alongside productions and corporations with global aspirations. Africa • Arab World • Argentina • Australia • Austria • Brazil • Canada • China • Colombia • Czech Republic • Finland • France • Germany • Hong Kong • Hungary • India • Indonesia • Iran • Ireland • Italy • Japan • Mexico • The Netherlands • New Zealand • Peru • Poland • Portugal • Russia • Scandinavia • Singapore • South Korea • Spain • Switzerland • Thailand • Turkey • United Kingdom • United States of America • Uruguay • Venezuela
Released on 2011-12-30Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Games Around the World 6-Pack

Games Around the World 6-Pack

Author: Casey Petersen

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433338663

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 18

View: 682

Have you ever heard of The Excited Burro or Ringel Ringel? These are games that children play in other countries. Children play different games in different parts of the world, but they all have fun! Vibrant photos, diagrams, maps, informational text, and interesting facts invite readers to learn the way children around the world play the same games as they do in this delightful nonfiction title. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.
Released on 2015-04-28Categories Sports & Recreation

Weird Sports and Wacky Games around the World: From Buzkashi to Zorbing

Weird Sports and Wacky Games around the World: From Buzkashi to Zorbing

Author: Victoria R. Williams

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610696401

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 369

View: 706

With hundreds of books dedicated to conventional sports and activities, this encyclopedia on the weirdest and wackiest games offers a fresh and entertaining read for any audience. • Presents interesting information on a wide variety of culturally significant activities, from the ancient to the ultra-modern • Contains entries that are detailed yet accessible for general readers • Covers British pub games and similar activities in other countries seldom featured in reference books • Frames each entry within a global context • Features a list of Further Reading suggestions
Released on 2018-12-04Categories History

Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play

Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play

Author: Meagan Marie

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241395066

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 345

Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play is a celebration of female accomplishments in the video game industry, ranging from high-level executives to programmers to cosplayers. This insightful and celebratory book highlights women who helped to establish the industry, women who disrupted it, women who fight to diversify it, and young women who will someday lead it. Featuring household names and unsung heroes, each individual profiled is a pioneer in their own right. Key features in this book include: *100 Professionals of Play: Interviews and Special Features with 100 diverse and prominent women highlighting their impact on the gaming industry in the fields of design, programming, animation, marketing, voiceover, and many more. *Pro Tips: Practical and anecdotal advice from industry professionals for young adults working toward a career in the video game industry. *Essays: Short essays covering various topics affecting women in gaming related careers, including "Difficult Women: The Importance of Female Characters Who Go Beyond Being Strong," "NPC: On Being Unseen in the Game Dev Community," and "Motherhood and Gaming: How Motherhood Can Help Rather Than Hinder a Career." *"A Day in the Life of" Features: An inside look at a typical day in the gaming industry across several vocations, including a streamer, a voice actor, and many more.
Released on 2002-07-01Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Kids Around the World Play!

Kids Around the World Play!

Author: Arlette N. Braman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471235088

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

View: 763

Play games from all around the globe! Learn to play Mexican kickball. Practice throwing jackstones the way kids do in Kenya. Discover how to construct a galimoto (wire toy from Malawi) with pipe cleaners. With Kids Around the World Play!, you'll have a great time exploring the traditions of other cultures while you sharpen your wits with the memory game from South Africa called dithwai, or challenge your racing skills in the South Korean flower relay, or make your own cool bilboquet, a toy from France. Filled with games and activities from places near and far, including China, Japan, india, Mexico, Bolivia, italy, and Russia, among many others, this exciting collection also gives you plenty of fascinating facts about the history and culture of each country. All the toys and games can be made or played with just a few simple materials easily found around the house. So get ready for tons of fun and excitement while you discover just how much you have in common with kids around the world!
Released on 2001Categories Music

Games Children Sing Around the World

Games Children Sing Around the World

Author: Paul Ramsier

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0757902634

Category: Music

Page: 36

View: 402

The game-songs in this revised edition with CD are among the most characteristic examples from a dozen countries, including Belgium, Poland, Cyprus, Finland, France, Korea, Greece, and Switzerland. Verses are included in English and in their original languages. Dance symbols and phonetic pronunciation guides are both provided.