The traditional games are played in an open field and mostly by children at any time. Some of the games being played during Cambodian New Year are:
A game played especially on the first nightfall of the Khmer New Year by two groups of boys and girls. Ten or 20 people comprise each group, standing in two rows opposite each other. One group throws the "chhoung" to the other group. When it is caught, it will be rapidly thrown back to the first group. If someone is hit by the "chhoung," the whole group must dance to get the "chhoung" back while the other group sings.
A game played by two groups of boys and girls. Each group throws their own "angkunh" to hit the master "angkunhs," which belong to the other group and are placed on the ground. The winners must knock the knee of the losers with the "angkunh." "Angkunh" is the name of an inedible fruit seed, which looks like the knee bone.
A game played by a group of children sitting in circle. Someone holding a "kanseng" (Cambodian towel) twisted into a round shape walks around the circle while singing a song. The person walking secretly tries to place the "kanseng" behind one of the children. If that chosen child realizes what is happening, he or she must pick up the "kanseng" and beat the person sitting next to him or her.
Tort Seiy (The Foot-Feather game)
Usually, it is a man game. Men form a circle. One person throws the Seiy and the other returns it using foot. The Seiy could be bouncing up in air for while before somebody misses it. There is no winner orlooser.
Lot Bao (The Rice Bag Racing)
Participants put both feet in the sack and begin hopping toward the finish line.
Teagn Prot (Tug-o-War)
Participants make up two teams and form two opposing lines. A long rope is used which each team member holds on to. A line is drawn on the ground or a stake is placed to indicate the midpoint. The middle of the rope is placed across the line or at the stake. One team tries to "tug" the opposing team across the line or beyond the stake.