Most of the traditional games played in Europe and North America are also played in Norway. These are the most popular games in Norway. Maybe you have heard of some of these games. Or, you might have played this game by another name.
Gjem Sel or Titt-tei
Either Cops and Robbers or Cops and Thieves – The police “hunt” the robbers and thieves.
Indianer og Hvit
Cowboys and Indians – They imitate the actions and battles of the two groups of people.
Follow the Leader – Everyone must follow the leader or pay a forfeit.
Gjemsel or Titt-tei
Hide and Seek – Everyone hides and one person tries to find them before they run “home”.
Hopscotch – A player hops on one foot up and down the hopscotch path while tossing a small stone that needs to be picked up along the way.
London Bridges – A singing game of holding up arms between two people to resemble the bridge and everyone passes through the bridge until the song says it is falling down. Then the bridge captures someone and he/she is out.
Marbles – The marbles are placed in a row or in some order and the players try to hit them with another marble by using their thumb and fingers to “shoot” the marbles somewhere, in a target, etc.
Tug of War – This is a contest between two teams of children. Each group pulls on a different end of a long rope to try to drag the entire team over a certain line marked on the ground.