Traditional Games

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Nine men's morris

Navakankari

Navakankari or Nine Men's Morris is an alignment games

played by 2 players.

 

Each player gets nine counters.

 

Navakankari is also called as Saalu Mane Ata in Kannada

Daadi in Telugu and Nav Kakri in Gujarati.

 

The basic aim is to make 'Mills'- vertical or horizontal lines of

three counters belonging to one player.

 

Benefits:  Strategy | Planning | Observation

Navakankari

poltergeist

Pretwa

Pretwa

Pretwa is a war game played by 2 players.

Each player gets an army of 9 soldiers or sepoys.

The game is related to draughts and Alquerque as

pieces are captured by leaping over them.

Benefits: Strategy | Planning Skills | Team Work

Panchi

Panchi

Panchi is single track race game played by 2 players.

This game is also called as Pancha Keliya.

This is a game played with a special board and 7 shells

with one flat side.

Two persons can play this with 5 counters each.

5 cowrie shells give the count to move counters.

Benefits: Strategy | Planning Skills 

Four handed chaduranga

Four handed chaduranga

Four handed Chaduranga is the predecessor

of the modern Chess.

 

This is played by four players unlike two players in the

conventional Chess and also involves the component

of chance in the form of a single stick dice or daala.

 

Benefits: Strategy | Planning | Execution | Mindfulness

Paramapada

Paramapada

Snake & Ladder

Paramapada is a race game having sequential numbers

from 1 to 100.

 

Paramapada is also called as Gyan Chaupar, Moksha Pata,

Kailasa Pata Vaikuntapali and Snake & Ladder.

 

The aim of the game is to reach the final square.

 

This 'logic' concept was used to teach either spirituality or

morality in the players.

 

Benefits: Accuracy | Planning Skills | Observation

Chauka bara

chauka bara

Chowka Bara is a race game on a grid of either 5x5 or 7x7

or 9x9 squares. It is a 2 or 4 player board .

 

This is also called as Chakaara, Changa Bu, Challas, Challas Aath,

Kavidi Kali, Kanna Dudi, Baara Atte and Khaddi Khadda.

 

This game is an example of a “fully observable” system that

has an element of chance introduced by the roll of special dice

and an element of strategy.

 

 

Benefits: Strategy | Planning Skills | Foresight

Nau Keti Keta

Nine boys & girls

Nau Keti Keta

Nau Keti Kata is an Indian war games.

 

It is a multiplayer abstract strategic game.

One player gets a group of nine (nau) boys (keta)

and another gets a group of nine girls (keti).

 

The name is in Bengali since the game is quite

popular in that region.

 

The paraphernalia of the game consists of 1

board game and 2 sets of 9 pawns (total 18).

 

Benefits: Strategy | Planning | Mindfulness

goats & tigers

Adu Huli

Adu Huli

Adu Huli is a hunt game involving two players is quite

popular across the country in variety of shapes and sizes.

 

This game is also called as Huli Kallu, Huli Kattu and

Huli Kuri in Kannada. In Telugu it is called as Puli Meka

and in Tamil it is popularly known as Pathinainthampuli.

 

It is a strategic, two-player board game which involves

controlling the counters assigned.

 

There are three tigers and fifteen goats, the tigers hunt

the goats while the goats attempt to block the tigers movements.

 

Benefits: Strategy | Planning Skills | Observation

Pagaday

Pachisi is the race game which is popularly known as

Chaupad, Chausar, Chopat, Dayakattam, Pagdee and Ludo.

 

It is described in the ancient text Mahabharata under

the name of "Pasha"

 

It is played on a board shaped like a symmetrical cross

with cowrie shells and pawns.

Benefits: Teamwork | Strategy | Planning

pachisi

Pagaday

mancala

Aliguli Mane

Aliguli Mane

Aliguli Mane (Mancala) is a fun game of counting which

traces its roots to Africa.

 

In India it is called as Chenne Mane, Haralu Mane,

Gotu Guni (Kannada), Pallanguli (Tamil).

 

The game board is generally hand carved in wood and

rarely made of metal. The board has two parts,

Each part has seven pits in a row.

These fourteen

pits are used in playing and the extra pits are to store counters.

 

Its concept is sowing and reaping - an integral part of rural life all over India.

 

Benefits: Analysis | Strategy | Mindfulness

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