Top 10 Pinoy Games Batang 90’s Will Never Ever Forget

Children of this new generation used to play with their iphones, laptops, computers having fun with online games. If you belong to the “batang90’s” I know you can see the big difference about how awesome is our generation before.

Technology is good. Actually really good. But at some point, most of us might overused it especially the kids. Most kids just watch online videos and games instead of having fun with their friends.

So, here’s our world before. Before internet and social media was born. May this bring back your memories and tell the kids of today to get out of the room and get sweat out there and try some of this games.

Top 10 Pinoy Games Batang 90’s Will Never Forget

1. Luksong Tinik

Luksong Tinik

Luksong Tinik | Facebook

This was the most popular game in our generation before. Most kids play this after elementary classes. So here’s how to play this. 2 kids should serve as tinik (thorns) by sitting while putting their foot above the other, at the same time raising their hands just like in the picture. It will gradually be raised up if the team succeed to jump higher than the tinik. Other team’s turn if it fails.

2. Tumba Lata

Tumbang Preso

Tumbang Preso | Facebook

Another popular game in the 90’s, Tumba Lata. This is our best option especially during Saturday afternoon when neighboring kids gather in one place. This is so much fun actually if there are many players, “the more the merrier.”

This game is played by hitting the a tin can (lata) using a slipper (pamato). A “taya” guards the tin can. If the opponent did not hit the “lata” using his “pamato”, the opponent should stay near his “pamato” and wait for its teammates’ turn. If his teammates hit the tin can, everybody who haven’t hit it should pick up their slippers and run like chased by the dog across the line since the guard (after picking up the “lata” and putting it to original position) will chase after them. If the other player get caught, then he will become the new guard.

3. Shatong


Shatong | Facebook

Shatong is played mostly in provinces. This can be played by 2 players or by team using 2 sticks “long” and “short” one. There should be a small hole on the ground enough to put the small stick above it. Using the “long stick”, the player should overthrow the “small stick” on the ground. The farther the small stick flies, the greater the score.

4. Sipa


Sipa | Facebook

Who can forget this game? This is so popular before. Most of us don’t spend our 5 Cents just to create a sipa. Everybody can do it easily using 5 Cents and candy wrapper. Just insert the candy wrapper to the hole of 5 Cents. Using your elbow or foot, don’t let the sipa fall in the ground or you’ll be the next “taya” or “it”.

5. Patintero


Patintero | Facebook

The best game ever. Most kids are on the silent streets playing this game. The rule is simple, don’t let the “bantay’s” or opponent team tag you or your team will be the next “bantay”. The “bantays” can only step in the line so stay out of it, if  one of you successfully cross the final horizontal line, you team gets 1 point.

6. Luthang

Luthang | Facebook

Luthang | Facebook

Kids in barrios really love this game. Using a gun-like bamboo stick loaded with a paper or papaya or fruit of “utot-utot” flower, hit the other team gunner just like a war. Boys love this game so much. Count me in.

7. Chinese Garter

Chinese Garter

Chinese Garter | Facebook

Girls and pa-girls always play this game during afternoon. Using a Chinese Garter, they have these complicated ways how to jump above the garter and enjoy their thing as the garter gradually increase height. I’m a boy though.

8. Luksong Baka

Luksong Baka

Luksong Baka | Facebook

Luksong Baka is almost same as Luksong-Tinik. The only difference is the position. The player tries to jump above the back of other player. If it fails, I’m sure two of them falls on the ground. It’s quite fun actually specially for kids like 6 – 8 years old.

9. Palo – Sebo

Palo Sebo

Palo Sebo | Tumblr

Fiestas in provinces never miss this game. The game that entertains most of the viewers. A player should climb a greasy bamboo stalk to get the bag or flag at the top of it. Every one who gets it wins a prize. Mostly money or toy.

10. Taguan


Taguan | Flickr

Batang 90’s will never forget this one where you have to hide everywhere trying not to be seen by “taya” or “it”. In our barrio, this is how we do it. A taya should sing some song or count from 1 to 10  in a “base” (wall or post) after that, everybody should have gone to somewhere to hide.

While the “taya” is looking, the players should do the stealth mode to get to the base and tap it in order to be saved. The first one got caught without touching the base becomes the new “taya”.

These are the games Filipino kids should play. Let’s share this #Batang90’s!

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