What did the ancient people play? Touhu, or the game of throwing arrows into a pot, where the loser required to drink as punishment, can be regarded as an important entertainment of that time. Touhu had been a part of the traditional etiquette and also a banquet game of the Han people from the pre Qin times to the end of Qing Dynasty, which was popular in the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period. As the name suggests, the game of throwing pot is just like some entertainment games like playing cards at the drinking table for us modern people. We all know that Chinese people like to drink, and touhu was perfect for huge and lively parties.
However, the difference between touhu and the games we are playing now is that throwing pot is not only a game enjoyed by ancient scholar officials at banquets, but also also a special ceremony.