Number of players: unspecified
Age group: 9 and up
Materials: 4 roller cars, 1 board measuring 80 x 40 cm, 2 broom handles or thick strips of wood, large nails and tools (hammer and handsaw)
Space requirements: medium, preferably on hills
32 x 15 x 30 cm
“I speak about dreams, kites, calico frocks and sweet songs.”
Roller cars were probably invented by creative children living in urban areas. The cars are nothing more than a board with steel balls to make them move and roll. Children in cities throughout Brazil still play with these rolling boards; boys especially enjoy the challenge and opportunities to compete. They are normally made of recycled materials and demolition wood.
Play consists of building the fastest and smoothest rolling car, and then holding races.
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