- South Africa
There are many activities or games for an everyday South African Township Child. Apart from street Football / Soccer every other game seem to have its season. Once in a while a game of spinning top gains popularity. A game I have played many times and many times I was terrible at it.
Only recently in my adulthood did I discover that Spinning Tops come in different shapes and sizes. My whole childhood and possibly those in their childhood now, are only exposed to the one form of Spinning tops. This limits how the game is meant to be played. There are two ways we in the Township know how to play this game. (i) By spinning it and scooping the top on one's palm. (ii) When a Spinning top has hailed to fully spin and it lays on the ground, the others land their Spinning tops on it in hopes to damage it with the steel at the bottom.