Dakon game known as the traditional game of the Java community even though the game is known also in other areas. In the past this very unusual game played by children and even young women. No one knows why this game is identical to the world of women. According to some opinions because the game is identical or closely related to the management or financial management. In the past (even now) realize it or not women important role in the management of household finances. Dakon considered to be a training tool for the management or financial management. For men found this kind of game might be too feminine, less challenging, muscle activity and does not require more exertion. So, perhaps considered too soft.
At present this dakon game virtually nothing else. Daughters are now more interested in playing Barbie dolls, see the soap opera, or bermainn play station. Dakon game might be considered old-fashioned, outdated, or even considered provincial.
Generally dakon games in ancient times done at the gazebo, porch, or under a shady tree with the first mat. To start a game that involves two people, both will raffle or ping parachute to determine who is the road ahead.
Dakon numbered holes on the board 16 pieces. Each side of the board there are 7 dakon holes and 2 holes in each corner / end boards. To play it normally takes the grain to fill the holes. Seeds are generally used for this game is sapodilla fruit seeds. Why sapodilla fruit seeds? The
answer is because the brown plant commonly found in almost any yard
(front) Javanese houses in the past, especially the homes of people who
are quite capable. The more patrician houses that have the gazebo. Unless the grain of brown seeds are not too small to be picked. Smooth surface so it is quite easy to grasp once launched from pretty easy to grip your palm well. In addition, sapodilla fruit seeds called kecik that visually it looks more exotic (perhaps).
For a game that is also called congklak dakon it takes 98 pieces of brown seeds. Each side has 7 dakon the holes were filled with 7 fruit seeds to each hole. Thus, each player has 49 pieces of seeds kecik ready to run. While the hole at the end (corner) dakon vacated to accommodate the rest of the seeds when the game is run.
The following presents a picture Tembi dakon game from the past. Pay attention to detail second appearance dakon people who play it. Her clothes are old school style Javanese clothes. Models also dressed her hair. No one having a certain surface (polish), perm, curl, and so forth. Drawings
or photographs is expected to arouse your memories of the past
(especially the older generation) who had contact with dakon game. You must remember that the game is actually a small flake of the elements forming the nation's culture and character. From it we can actually reap the many benefits that we sometimes do not realize it. With
that game we have been trained for skilled, meticulous, sportsmanship,
honesty, fairness, tepa selira, and familiar with other people