Traditional Khmer Games : “Sdarch Chorng”

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Traditional Khmer Games : “Sdarch Chorng”

Postby Anchor Moy » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:09 am

I came across this, and thought that others might have games to share ? This one looks like a good excuse for a bit of boy-girl contact. :thumb:
I guess that adults could play too. ;)
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“Sdarch Chorng” or “The King Wants It” is a game that children or teens always play during the full moon time. The number of players are not limited. The players are divided into two groups, a group of boys and a group of girls.

How to Play
One of the players was selected to be the king sitting on a chair or something tall. When he sat on the appropriate place, one of the girls came to whisper to the king that she loved one of the boys then returned to the group. The boy also had to go to the king, if not by name he was whispered earlier, he could whisper to the king as the girl did. But if he was the one who on the name that was whispered, the king would shout, “Eiv Eiv!” Which means “carrying things” and gave that girl a ride on the back of the boy and came to group. When riding, they shout, “Eiv Eiv!” And they will bear down. They shift whispered to the king until they decided to stop playing.

The King is to oversee this with truth and justice. The game is up to the one who do as the king. If the king is prejudice and wants anyone to be carried besides names whispered, he would shout, “Eiv Eiv!” because no player knew he or she had been whispered to the king. But if there is such a bias, player who protested can ask them to switch the one who do as the king. If the king is trustful, the game will be fair played regularly.

This game is a pastime, but it teaches people to loving truth, and justice not to be endowed with 4 negative biases - bias because of love, bias because of anger, bias because of fear, and bias because of confusion. Furthermore, it gives people that before electing their representatives, they must find the right person who really works well and trustfully.
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Re: Traditional Khmer Games : “Sdarch Chorng”

Postby Samouth » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:03 am

So bad I couldn't remember most of the game I played when I was young during Khmer new year.

I haven't played these games for so long. By the way, it is not about race, but most of Chinese Cambodian don't know these games as these kind of game normally play by pure Cambodian who live in the province or remote area.

I remember playing various games with my pure Cambodian friends who live a bit far from the downtown, mostly near the farm or rice field. They are really good with the game and remember most of the rule.
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Re: Traditional Khmer Games : “Sdarch Chorng”

Postby bolueeleh » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:47 pm

Samouth wrote:So bad I couldn't remember most of the game I played when I was young during Khmer new year.

I haven't played these games for so long. By the way, it is not about race, but most of Chinese Cambodian don't know these games as these kind of game normally play by pure Cambodian who live in the province or remote area.

I remember playing various games with my pure Cambodian friends who live a bit far from the downtown, mostly near the farm or rice field. They are really good with the game and remember most of the rule.
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Re: Traditional Khmer Games : “Sdarch Chorng”

Postby Duncan » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:30 pm

Are KTV 's a part of Khmer Traditional games and entertainment.
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Re: Traditional Khmer Games : “Sdarch Chorng”

Postby taabarang » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:12 am

Double post.
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Re: Traditional Khmer Games : “Sdarch Chorng”

Postby taabarang » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:13 am

You claim it is."not about race" then you continue to specify "pure Cambodian" twice. Please specify what exactly a "pure Cambodian" is. Pol Pot certainly believed in the concept and used extreme measures to purify the race. So, does pure refer to genetic heritage or what? Is a child born to.a foreign father and a Cambodian mother and raised on the K of W less Cambodian than their peers?
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Re: Traditional Khmer Games : “Sdarch Chorng”

Postby viper » Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:59 pm

Don't be so shy Samouth. You used the term and as a foreigner I find it confusing. To me it is a chaste girl of Cambodian nationality. So is it about culture , genes or nationality?
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Re: Traditional Khmer Games : “Sdarch Chorng”

Postby Rutiger » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:43 am

So taabarang = viper = asp?
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Postby Username Taken » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:46 am

^^ No. But, two out of three ain't bad.
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Re: Traditional Khmer Games : “Sdarch Chorng”

Postby prahkeitouj » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:24 am

I played it when I was young. The most important person is the king( sdarch) in the game. S/he has to be honest. Yes, it is fun. You can also practice "telling who you love" . :p
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