Big boys play about in the herds of cattle. They choose a quiet animal, and pretend it is a hut. One boy stands by the cow whilst the others go and hide. When the latter return, the one who is standing by the cow chases them away. If one of the boys who is driven off is caught, they say the enemy have killed him; anybody who manages to escape and touch the cow has won. This game is called Sambwen.

  • Source: Hollis, Alfred Claud, Sir. The Masai: their language and folklore. Oxford, England: The Clarendon Press, 1905.
  • Culture: Maasai
  • Location: Africa