Game with villagers: ‘A village game is a real village’
The game village is a village in a rural area of South Korea, which hosts a specialised mobile game for children aged seven to 12.
The game has been in operation since 2001.
The village is part of the Chosun National Park and was founded in 2007 by South Korean parents and volunteers.
It’s the only village in the country to be officially registered as a village.
“A village is the village with all its people, which is something we don’t really get to see in our own villages,” said Kim Jeong-ho, a resident of the village.
“The game village provides a way for us to communicate and make friends, and it’s an educational experience for all of us.”
The village games are part of a larger initiative to promote tourism in the area and promote rural education.
In addition to the mobile game, the village also hosts events to promote the tourism industry.
The games are played in a village hall, and children aged five to 11 can participate.
The games are also available for children in kindergarten to 12, as well as younger children.
There are also events for adults and young people in the village to learn the village culture.
“We’ve had lots of kids come up to us and say, ‘I wanted to be a village mayor, but now I don’t know how to do it’,” said Kim.
“We’ve also had some adults ask us how to become a village manager, so that’s a lot of fun.”
The games also provide a way to promote education.
The game villages aim to help improve the educational opportunities in South Korea by introducing children to the traditional village ways and culture.
Kim is one of the game village’s most enthusiastic volunteers.
He and other villagers help with all the village activities and the village hall.
“Our village has always been a part of our culture and heritage,” said Choi-hyun, another resident.
“But we need to change that, so our kids can learn to do what they want.”