09 Dec 2021

Christmas in Britain – Plum Pudding

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 together and…

07 Dec 2021

Give the gift of Chinese Culture Games

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

06 Dec 2021

Christmas in China – Peace Apples

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…

30 Nov 2021

Scottish Culture – 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…

26 Nov 2021

American Culture – Black Friday

Black Friday is an American holiday known for shopping deals and bargains.  The term was first used following the the crash of the financial market in 1869. It was named after retailers earning a profit and going "into the black" on the day after Thanksgiving after a year of loss…

23 Nov 2021

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.…

19 Nov 2021

American Culture – Turkey Pardon

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 2021

International Education Week

International Education Week is back! International education week (15th-19th November 2021) 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…

13 Nov 2021

British Culture – Remembrance Day

The British cherish traditions such as Remembrance Day and rituals such as wearing poppies. Remembrance Day also informally known as Poppy Day marks the day WW1 ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. Poppies, growing on the battle-scarred fields after the end of World…

11 Nov 2021

American Culture – Veterans Day

In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. Veterans Day gives the country an opportunity to honor and thank those who have served in the U.S. military. In many places the American flag is hung at half mast. Culture Buff American Values interactive games leverage visual stories to…