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
Duration: unspecified

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32 x 15 x 30 cm
2003

Childhood Scenes

“I speak about dreams, kites, calico frocks and sweet songs.”

Interesting facts:
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. 

Description: 

Play consists of building the fastest and smoothest rolling car, and then holding races. 

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