Agawan Base

January 12, 2007 at 3:15 pm 10 comments

The lunch breaks during elem and Hs seemed very long. There was still a lot of time after eating…so what do we do? We play! One of the games we usually play during lunch was agawan base. Yes the game where we used trees! Still remember how to play the games? Heres how.

Participants are divided into two teams with equal number of team members. The object of the game is for one team to try & capture the base of the other by reaching the other’s home base first & tagging a pre-decided item (usually a tree trunk!)  symbolizing the opposite team – without getting tagged by the defending members of the opposite team. A safety line is drawn between the two teams. A member of an opposing team who crosses the safety line into the territory of the other team can be chased & tagged by the team that owns that base. If the attacker gets tagged before he/she manages to get back to his/her safety zone or home base, he/she becomes a prisoner  of the opposite team. He/she can be rescued by his/her teammates if one of his/her teammates manage to get close to the base & tag the prisoner without getting tagged himself/herself by the guard or one of the defenders in the opposing team. The game ends when a member of an opposing team manages to tag the symbol of the other team or when all the members of one team are captured by the other leaving their homebase free for the opposite team to attack & capture. 

Credits: http://www.tagalog-dictionary.com/source.php?a=agawan

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Geoff  |  January 14, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Yes! I remember that! =) it was SOOOO fun! I think you should also write about jolen, tex, or touchball! ahha! That’s if you had anything like that in your schools! hahA!

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  • 2. kidswereus  |  January 15, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    We’d always try to get a thin tree so that it will be easier to guard, hehe. Touchball! Yeah we had that in our school too. We’d actually “borrow” a ball from a locked up ball container, we’d try to force one out!

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  • 3. Jack  |  January 21, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    See in Cebu its called Japanese game and we use to have marathon games. As in start in the morning before school starts continue during morning recess… continue during lunch… continue during afternoon recess… continue when the bell rings for dismissal. Haha we were a little insane! but it was great training for track😉

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  • 4. Justine  |  January 23, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Aww grade school memories! My classmates & I used to play this game every afternoon while waiting for our school buses to fetch us. We played in our field & for elem kids, the field’s size was massive, especially for a game of Agawan Base which made it so much fun!

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  • 5. Rico  |  January 24, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for reminding me about such a wonderful game!😀

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  • 6. kidswereus  |  January 26, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Jack. Wow! agawan base all day long! why was it called the japanese game?

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  • 7. kidswereus  |  January 26, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Justin and Rico, thanks for your comments!🙂

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  • 8. surferchick  |  January 30, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Woohoo!!! Agawan base was such a fun pastime, but not just a pastime in our section. We took a great deal of it by making agawan base like an Intramurals event, side by side with a game of charades during breaks, lolz! Oh well, good old memories…:))

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  • 9. Gino  |  January 30, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Yup this game is really exciting, i remember we’d play lunch breaks and after class all the time. This used to be one of my favorite games growing up. It gives you a sense of teamwork even at an early age.This can still be used for trainings or seminars for school or in the office. I think you should recommend this in your school for your teamwork seminar. Sounds really “babaw” but if you look at how you should win and play the game better, you will realize that a collective effort should be done and a good strategy be made in order to win.

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  • 10. Sam  |  March 11, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    i loved playing this!!

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