Jolen or jolin is played using a small, round marble. There are a number of variations of this game, including something as simple as trying to hit the marble of your opponent or putting the jolen into holes line lined up on the ground. There is also a variation where you would need to hit some marbles out of a circle on the ground. The terms “jolerns” and “mamords” are typically used in this game.
Decades ago, Cebuano kids used to carry around a matchbox without any matches in them. Instead, they contained spiders or kaka, which were used for one of the games they used to play. They even put partitions inside the matchbox to separate the spiders from each other. The game starts with two spiders placed on the opposite ends of a stick. The spiders are nudged to move to go along the length of the stick until they encounter each other. At this point, they would start fighting.
Dakop-dakop is the Cebuano version of the game of tag. While an open field is ideal for playing this game, a covered court can also be used as the playing field. The game requires at least three players since it would look ridiculous if the game is played by only two people.
Before the beyblade became a thing among Cebuanos, the kasing was king. The game required some skills since it is not easy to manipulate the kasing or top. Once you get the hang of it, you can do a lot more than just spinning the kasing. The kasing is typically made of either softwood or hardwood.
Jackstones is actually a traditional game played by girls in Korea. It is played using a set of six or ten jacks or metal-pointed stars and a rubber ball. The game starts after jacks are thrown to the ground. One of the players will throw the ball upward and let it bounce once. The player has to collect a predetermined number of jacks before the ball bounces a second time.