12 Dec 2022

Christmas in China

The Chinese have developed their own unique Christmas tradition of gifting " peace apples” on Christmas eve. Apples are also often sold in colourful boxes and are printed with messages like love, peace and merry Christmas. This Chinese tradition is rooted in homophones. Apple is pronounced as “Ping Guo” in…

09 Dec 2022

Give the Gift of Culture – British Culture Games

Give the gift of culture games this Christmas. Have fun playing British Values games over the festive period! Culture Buff British Values games teach British values via culture scenarios from everyday life and history. Designed by culture experts, our games illustrate British values and value ideals such as tradition, modesty,…

06 Dec 2022

British Tradition

Plum pudding is a festive pudding traditionally served as part of the Christmas dinner in Britain. It is a rich steamed suet pudding made of mixed dried fruit, candied fruit peel, nuts, spices and brandy. Once served, tradition dictates it should be flambéed. Traditionally families would make their Christmas puddings…

30 Nov 2022

St. Andrews Day

St Andrew is Scotland's patron saint and St Andrew's Day takes place on November 30th. Scotland’s national flag is the saltire of St Andrew. St Andrew has been celebrated in Scotland for over a thousand years, however St Andrew was declared the country's patron saint in 1320 at the Declaration…

25 Nov 2022

American Culture – Black Friday

Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States and it traditionally marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. People generally have the day off and go shopping for deals and bargains. Culture Buff American Values games are interactive games that leverage visual culture scenarios to teach…

24 Nov 2022

American Culture – Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Culture Buff Games! Culture Buff American Values games are interactive games that leverage visual culture scenarios to teach foreigners about american values in a way that is fun and engaging. Our culture scenarios illustrate how American values manifest in everyday culture and are informed by historical events.…

21 Nov 2022

American Culture – Cyber Monday

Happy Cyber Monday! Cyber Monday is a marketing term referring to the first Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. It’s a 24-hour online shopping event that was originally created by businesses to encourage people to do their shopping online and is now often regarded as an extension…

20 Nov 2022

Turkey Pardon – American Culture

The White House turkey pardon is an annual Thanksgiving tradition. The president pardons one of two turkeys and dubs the chosen bird the official Thanksgiving turkey, although both birds are spared from the Thanksgiving table. The Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony is seen as the official beginning of the Thanksgiving holiday…

16 Nov 2022

International Education Week 2022

International Education Week is back! International education week (14-18 November) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Celebrate international education week by playing interactive culture games. Culture Buff Games leverage visual stories to help students learn about different cultures in a way that is…

11 Nov 2022

Chinese Culture – Singles Day

Singles Day or Single Sticks Holiday is celebrated annually on November 11th (11/11) in China. This date was chosen because the number “1” resembles an individual who is single or alone. It began as an anti-Valentine’s Day in the 1990s when students at Nanjing University started celebrating their singledom by…