Games

Games serve many uses in a culture and society. While they entertain, they often teach analytical thought, improve response time, and develop hand-eye coordination. Sometimes they also physical activity, improving the health of the participants. They also create shared experiences, improving social cohesion. Games thus are often a practical part of culture, creating stronger individuals within a stronger society.

Kok Boru: On Spectating and Playing a Dangerous Traditional Sport

As soon as I arrived in Bishkek, I started asking every person I met where I could find, watch, and play kok boru. I first learned about the sport in researching Kygyzstan before I arrived in Bishkek and was instantly fascinated by it. Kok boru is the wild national sport of Kyrgyzstan. It’s basically polo, […]

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