Tocatì, the International Festival of Street Games, takes place this weekend in Verona, Italy. The festival features 50 traditional European games, including:

  • Alli Pitrudde, a Jacks-like game from Puglia.
  • Il Gioco dei Tappini, a game that uses bottlecaps and sounds similar to Carabande.
  • Singlestick, a fencing-like sport from Scotland.
  • Rrumbuli, in which players pick up spinning tops without disrupting their spinning, then hit them against the tops of other players. (Beyblades, look out!)

Also part of Tocatì will be a building-climbing contest, a barrel-rolling race, and a demonstration of P’urepecha, a game played by native groups in Mexico using bats and flaming balls.