To see details about a game - Put the Mouse Cursor over the painting. Do not click a mouse button, but move the cursor around the painting. When the "pointer" changes to a "hand" and you receive the name of a game in a small "window", then you may CLICK on that spot in the painting to see an enlaged detail of that area of the painting with an explation of the game pictured. This approach enables you to see where in the painting the artist located the game.
Or as an alternative, you can click on the name of a game in the matrix below the graphic. You will also be taken to an enlaged detail of the area of the painting with an explation of the game, but you will not be able to see where in the painting the game is pictured.
While there are some 80 activities depicted in the painting, only the following games are explained at this time.
|Baste The Bear||Dwyle Flunking||Leap Frog||Teetotum|
|Battling Tops||Follow The Leader||Loggats||Tilting Windwheels|
|Beat The Kettle||Get The Hat||Marble Game||Tipcat|
|Blind Man's Buff||Heavy Heavy||Mumblety-peg||Touch Tag|
|Bounce The Sack||Hoop Game||Odds and Evens||Tug of War|
|Bowls||Johnny On A Pony||Outdoor Bowls||Walk The Kettle|
|Carry My Lady||King Of The Hill||Running The Gauntlet||Who Is To Be My Love|
|Crack The Whip||Knuckle Bones||Span Counter||Wrestling|
Some of the detailed graphics and information about the games on the individual game Webpages were derived from Paul Portmann, Children's Games by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, 1964, LC: ND673.B73P613. Other sources were used for information about some of the games.
Last update February 7, 2010