Ampe (game)

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Ampe is a simple game played by school-age children in Ghana and other places. It is played by two or more players and requires no equipment.


The leader and another player jump up at the same time, clap, and thrust one foot forward when they jump up. If the leader and the other player have the same foot forward the leader wins a point. If they are different than the other player becomes "it" and plays against the remaining players. If the players are in a circle, the leader moves along the inside of the circle, playing against others in turn. If they are in a line, the leader moves on down the line. If only two players are playing, they keep score until a certain number of points determines a winner.Ghana includes claping dancing and singing.Ghana is a country and ampe means games [1] (game originally came from Ghana)


Listening to the Silence: African Cross Rhythms. Perf. John Collins. 2004 Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

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