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(2017-03-09)Vladimir says that today not many children play with ankle bones. He recalls when he was young, children played with bones more often. According to Vladimir, various games using ankle bones develop flexibility, agility, ...
(2015-05-21)Tatyana says that in Siberia children played with ankle bones, a game which was also helpful in learning arithmetic. Colorful ankle bones were dyed with various herbs. Also, these bones were used in divination.
(2016-12-19)Nikolai says that Vladimir Baglikov, who is a physicist, created a new game with wooden blocks with Kalmyk letters on them. Nikolai himself improved the game which can be used in the teaching of Kalmyk.
(2016-08-11)In Siberia Kalmyk children played with ankle bones. Ankle bones needed to be prepared for games first by drilling a small hole inside and filling the bones with melted lead. It was usually boys who played with ankle bones. ...