1. What do you think about South Africa banning stick fighting? Do you agree or disagree that a country should tell people how they can spend their free time?
2. Many countries are losing interest in traditional sports and recreational games. Should countries do more to establish professional sports teams and championship games in order to attract more attention to them, or should some sports (such as stick fighting or donkey racing) be forgotten as the culture changes?
3. What are some popular board games from your home country? Explain their significance to your culture. For example, Monopoly is one of the most popular board games in America, but few know the history behind the creator’s motivations: “[Elizabeth Magie Phillips] created two sets of rules for her game: an anti-monopolist set in which all were rewarded when wealth was created, and a monopolist set in which the goal was to create monopolies and crush opponents” (Pilon, 2015).