THE PERUVIAN LEGEND OF THE GAME OF SAPO
An Ancient legend tells that in the Inca sacred Lake Titicaca, the royal Inca King, son of the Sun God would travel to Lake Titicaca and try to catch the attention of a Sapo by throwing gold pieces into the lake. In those days El Sapo (frog/Toad) was know for their magical powers and the Incas believed that if a frog caught the gold piece in its mouth, the peron would be instantly awarded a wish and the frog would turn into solid gold. To honor all the wishes that had been granted by the Sapo, the Inca King built a golden statue of a great Sapo in the gardens of his palace in Cusco. There members of the royal court invented the game, It was a game of suspense and dexterity, where dance and happiness would be mixed in one shout: PUKLLAY SAPU (Playing Sapo, or Frog).
SAPO GAME WORLDWIDE
The Game of Sapo is well know all over Europe In Portugal, the game is known as Jogo de Sapo, in France as Jeu d' la grenouille, In Belgium Tonspel or Pudebak, In Catalonia La Rada, in Spain Rana and in South America is very Popular , specially in the countries of Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina and Peru and is called Juego de Sapo , tiro al sapo, Sapito o Juego de la Rana. Sapo is a traditional wood game that has been played for many generations, during that time friends and family gather together to play Sapo and have some fun outdoors or in pubs.