I always thought boys seldom have pretend play because they were less imaginative than girls in general. I realized I was wrong as I observed the boys in several pretend plays.
Play pretend #1 – The boys drove a car to hunt for Pokemons. They would stop the car, open the briefcase and throw a “pokeball” to catch a Pokemon. They even met a tiger which caused them to abandon car and seek safety in a windy weather.
Play pretend #2 – The boys feigned a water gun warfare. Z strategized an attack strategy, coupled with distraction, diversion and full frontal attack. The 3 boys actually won against a team of 6 girls and a boy.