Sapo is perhaps the best outdoor game never played outside of South America and that is a great shame!
Invented in Peru (although claimed by other countries) it is simple to play and tremendous fun – the basics of the game is to fling heavy brass coins at the ‘Sapo’ or big brass frog on the top of the board, the coin travels either through the mouth of the frog or through various surrounding holes which travel down to slots underneath with corresponding scores.
There is an apparent history to the game too – it apparently evolved from members of the royal Inca family and their court throwing gold pieces into the lake. Frogs were known for their magical powers, and the players hoped to attract one’s attention. These Incas believed that if a frog came to the surface and took a gold piece in its mouth, the player would be instantly awarded a wish and the frog would turn into solid gold. Now I don’t really believe all that but either way its a good legend to have.
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