There have been many games passed down from generation to generation
represented by the different cultures.
For example: One is beanbags or otedama. These little bags were filled with red wili wili beans that made a very unique sound when they were used.
In a certain season when the airplant blossom bloomed, the people loved to use it as a chewing gum and used to chew and blow bubbles with it.
To play a game of marbles called five holes, you had to dig four holes in the pattern of a diamond while the fifth hole is dug inside of the diamond. You also need marbles and you start at any one of the diamond tips.
Bean bags were a very popular game for girls in the plantation days. A round usually consists of:
a) Throwing the kini upwards and picking up a bean bag.
b) throwing the kini upwards, dropping the first bean bag, and picking up the third one
c) throwing the kini upwards and dropping the third one.
d) throwing the kini upwards and picking and dropping two or three.
e) during all the while, the kini is caught and if dropped, player loses her turn.
The game becomes complex when:
a) making the kini land on the back of right hand
b) making two beanbags land on back of right hand
c) making the kini land on the back of the right hand while dropping number two and dropping number three
d) making the kini land on the crook of the right elbow
e) catching the bean bags in the fingersoft the left hand, number one then two.
f) stacking on left hand then packing on back of left hand
g) owning a dropped bean bag meant that a player should quickly use her left elbow to touch the downed bean bag once on the left then the right side, before it was captured by the other players. When a player lost downed bean bags, she passed her playing turn to the player who had the most bean bags.
j) playing the opposite hand.
Kini ( a playing bag)
A lot of the games that they used to play, they would have to make themselves out of resources they had. So you see, the people had to be very resourceful in old Hawaii.