Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary


Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary is a charitable, community supported organization serving over 10,000 vulnerable children and youth in every quadrant of Calgary each year.

Handgames is often played at social events and powwows across Turtle Island. It is a relatively simple game of guessing. Some major components of the game are the use of hand drums to distract opposing team members, counting sticks, and the marked and unmarked playing pieces.

The objective of the game is to successfully hide your “bones” from the “guesses” of the other team, causing the other team to lose a “stick” with each wrong guess, eventually resulting in your team winning all the sticks and the game. You win when you can trick and hide your bones from your opponent.