View Poll Results: Как часто вы играете в городки?

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  • Никогда

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  • Редко (может быть раз в годе)

    1 7.14%
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  • Часто (2 раза в месяце)

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  • Что за черт, городки?

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Thread: Городки

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    Городки

    I'm interested in the game of городки; I did a presentation on Soviet sports a few years ago and came across it. I know that it certainly doesn't rival, say, soccer in popularity, but I wasn't sure if it had died off for all practical purposes or not. Please leave the appropriate answer and leave any comments you may have. Thanks!
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    Last time I played it was when I was a kid.
    So - never.

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    You were such a good soviet!
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    I think this game is pretty much dead, although I would expect that most of Russians of at least my generation and older know what it is (was). I played it a few times when I was a kid...

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    I SAW old men playing gorodki when I was six and I liked it a lot, but never played it myself.

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    Wow, this is really dissappointing, but I can't say altogether shocking. It's such an interesting sounding game, although it does sound like it would attract older men (ie Russian horseshoes). I was hoping someone on MR was a champion городки hurler...

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    I SAW old men playing gorodki when I was six and I liked it a lot, but never played it myself.
    Apparently seeing Городки is like seeing that super-rare bird of which only 5 exist in the whole world!
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    There's a gorodki court near my home. It's tremendosly expensive. It's more expensive than billiard and bouling. However, I always hear bangs while passing by it which means that people still like to play.
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    dare i ask.. what exactly is gorodki?

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    judging from the context clues... its a game where u throw things at other things. It sounds kinda boring to me.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    dare i ask.. what exactly is gorodki?
    In four words: bowling with big sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishau_
    There's a gorodki court near my home. It's tremendosly expensive. It's more expensive than billiard and bouling. However, I always hear bangs while passing by it which means that people still like to play.
    Good to know! Kind of sad that it's so expensive though -- and I think bowling was actually pretty expensive in StPb, so that's alarming. If you don't mind my asking, what city was this in -- Moscow?
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    what city was this in -- Moscow?
    you're right, it was there.

    here are some more information
    http://www.gorodki.com.ru/

    http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%93%D0% ... 0%BA%D0%B8


    In four words: bowling with big sticks.
    Cripes! It proves to be a mixture of baseball and bowling
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    Quote Originally Posted by mishau_
    Thanks for the links. Judging from them, it's no wonder people are somewhat hesistant to play -- it's almost 3.000 R to buy a set! That's pretty steep.

    Although, the wikipedia article had a priceless phrase in the English translation: "The last one is Finnish and literally translates as "killing the priest"."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Thanks for the links. Judging from them, it's no wonder people are somewhat hesistant to play -- it's almost 3.000 R to buy a set! That's pretty steep.
    Obviously you've never bought golf clubs, a bowling ball, or hockey equipment.
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    It's like Jenga except played with logs!
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    Or maybe like dominoes and tinkertoys combined, I'm not sure...

    Lincoln Logs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Obviously you've never bought golf clubs, a bowling ball, or hockey equipment.
    Ah, but I have -- that's what yard sales are for. I love my wooden drivers...
    I think though, that this is a far more serious price for the average Russian. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is a pretty hefty price (a bit over $100 US) for a game, and unless you have a fair bit of wealth, you probably aren't going blow your hard earned денги on it.
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