How to Play Patintero

Ang patintero ay larong Pinoy.

Patintero is a Filipino game also known as tubigan. The object of the game is to block (harang) the other team's players from passing.





Patintero is the most widely played native game in the Philippines. You don't need any equipment to play it, but for an official game, prepare chalk to mark lines on the ground and perhaps a whistle and a stop watch to set a time limit.

There are two teams of about five players each. The object of the game is to get past the lines, which are guarded by players of the opposite team. Most of the guards face front or back, but one guard is perpendicular to them.