This is the Philippine version of the game “hopscotch”. It can be played by two or more players. If it is being played by two players, then the first diagram is used. If it is being played by more than 2, then the second diagram is used. The game also has two parts.

How to Play:

  1. The numbers, 1, 6, 7 and 8 represent the moon or “buan”. Numbers 2 and 5 represent the chest or “dibdib”, while numbers 3 and 4 represent the wings or “pakpak”.
  2. To determine the first player, each player throws his/her pamato (the object used to be thrown) towards the intersection of the diagonal lines. The player whose pamato is the nearest becomes the first player while the second nearest becomes the second player.
  3. Each player then chooses a base from the two moons.
  4. Player 1 begins in his/her moon by throwing the pamato in it, and then hopping inside and kicking it out of the moon. Then he/she does the same in 2, 5 and 6.
  5. The players hop on either left or right foot in 1, 2, 5 and 6, but land on both feet in 3 and 4.
  6. Each player plays the game twice; first in his/her moon and second in the opponent’s moon. Afterwards, the second part of the game begins.
  7. In the next part of the game, instead of hopping from one box to another, the player walks while he/she looks into the sky.
  8. After throwing the pamato, the player steps in to take it without looking at the ground.
  9. In every step, the player asks if he/she has stepped on the line.
  10. If he/she steps on the line, it terminates his/her turn.
  11. The player who finishes this round first wins.


  1. The pamato and the player’s foot must not touch any of the lines.
  2. If the pamato or the player’s foot does touch the lines, it terminates his/her turn.