Juego de sapo peruano

History of the Sapo Game

Some attribute the origin of this game to an ancient Inca legend. In this culture the toads were revered for their magical powers. On holidays gold pieces were thrown into lakes, being that if a frog jumped and ate the piece, it turned to gold and was granted a wish to the shooter.

In homage to so many wishes come true, the Inca sends Sapu build a large gold, with which the royalty amused. It was a game of suspense and skill, where dance and joy mingled in a single rite: Pukllay SAPU (play sapu).

For three centuries is known in France, the game called “Le Tonneau” is not nothing but cask or barrel, an element that was used for the structure of the game. Liego begin play called “La Grenouille” (frog).

In Peru and Colombia, the games lack the element “OLD”, an element that was introduced with the passage of time in the ARGENTINA becoming the most valuable goal of the game.

Other familiar names:
Inca: Sapu / / Quichua, Diaguita and Mapuche Ampatu / / Guarani: Cururu / / Spanish: Toad / / French: tonneau or Grenouille / / English: Toad / / German: Frosch.