|AFROBATTLES – AISHA’S VERSION|
Player 1 makes a move by putting a piece in her/his afro. Then Player 2 matches Player 1’s move.
Player 2 puts a piece in her/his afro & Player 1 matches the move.
Repeat until someone’s afro drops a piece. The player whose afro holds the most objects wins the round. Best 2 out of 3 rounds wins the game.
Black culture or history topic: This is a game designed to teach children to appreciate kinky hair. It’s fun for adults to play too.
Contemporary Artists: John Shearer author of “I Wish I Had an Afro,”Kenya (R)obinson’s Commemorative Headdress of Her Journey Beyond Heaven
|AFROBATTLES – MENASSEH’S REMIX|
This version was invented by Menasseh, back when he was two. It’s a great way to help very young children understand symmetry, the concept of “left” vs. “right,” and learn the names of colors:
Player 1 makes a move by putting 2 pieces in her/his afro in the same place on the left and right sides of his/her head, for example just above their left ear and just above their right ear. Next, Player 2 matches Player 1’s move.
Player 2 puts 2 pieces in her/his afro in the same place on the left and right sides of his/her head & Player 1 matches the move.
Repeat until someone makes a non-symmetrical move. Mikey shows you how below:
|AFROBATTLES – A FREEBROOK REMIX|
|This version was invented by students at Freebrook Academy in a workshop with artist Aisha Cousins.Supplies:
Each player races to put the pieces in her/his hair as fast as they can. When the DJ begins to play the playlist, the players must dance. To play a short game, eliminate each player as soon as her/his hair drops a piece. The last person left is the winner. To play a long game, continue the dancing until only 1 player has pieces left in her/his hair and declare this person the winner.