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Two games

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:30 pm

Hello all members. What are the common names for the following two games?

1. http://www.baomoi.com/ngam-nhung-vong-d ... 926566.epi

2. http://www.nhaphao.com.vn/p/1429/du-quay-ngua-0001 (the game at the bottom that has ducks, swans and chickens going around)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Re: Two games

Post by BonnieL » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:55 pm

1 - Ferris wheel

2 - Similar to merry-go-round, but for very little children. It might have a specific name, but I don't know what it would be.
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Re: Two games

Post by trolley » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:13 pm

I'd probably go with merry-go-round as well, even though merry-go-round/carousel animals are usually mounted on a rotating platform rather than suspended by chains or cables. By the way Steve, I wouldn't call those "games" (although some folks might). For me, a game is something that has a set of rules that you play by and is some sort of competition. Chess, football, and hide-and-seek are games. Those things in your photo are amusement rides.
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Re: Two games

Post by Phil White » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:17 am

In the UK, we would usually call the first one a "big wheel", but we also understand "Ferris wheel".
The second is a "merry-go-round".
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Re: Two games

Post by Wizard of Oz » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:31 am

Steve you probably know that Ferris Wheels come in all sizes. Kids love them.

WoZ who gets sick on a swing
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