Learning English through… traditional games

By Monica Consorti
Pubblicato il 30 Settembre 2020

Conkers are the fruits of the horse chestnut tree. Each year, in September and October, they begin to fall from the trees and children often collect them to play the homonym game. The first recorded game of Conkers was played in the Isle of Wight in 1848 but it soon became popular throughout Britain. The setup of the game consists in making a hole in the conker, threading a string through it and then tying a knot at one end to secure it. Once the conker is ready, the rules are fairly simple: there are two players and they take […]


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