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Traditionals games of Picardy


These various and varied games were meant to distract but also make exercise. A healthy mind in a healthy body.

The practise is already framed at this time, some games are only allowed on specific days on the year, for instance.


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Game of "choule" or "chole":

It was a game practiced with a leather ball filled with foam, whose origin dates back to the 12th century in France, but it was mainly played in Picardy.

The goal of this game was to make the ball touch the ground of the other side with the hands or the feet or sometimes with a butt. The rules were different according to the municipalities.


Game of frog:

This game is a kind of "pinball". It include differents racks numbered, in which it is necessary to launch metal discs to obtain maximum of points.

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Game of frog


Game of "guise":

The purpose is to throw again the "guise" (cylinder of wood sharpened on the 2 sides) using the bat of wooden.


Game of "Paume":

This game, such as the ball with the fist, the ball with the hand, the ball with the sieve, the long palm. The goal being to return the ball in the opposite camp with the palm of the hand.


Game of plates:

You must to throw wood plates on a long table while placing a maximum of plates in front of those of the adversary.


Game of skittles:

The aim of this game is, of remove a maximum of skittles with using a ball. The skittles are arranged in a specific way on a "quiller".