Traditional Games

Organise a traditional games marathon for your team.
We are all tired of the games we play on our phones !

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Nine men's morris


Origin – probably in the Bhaja caves of Maharasthra during 2nd century C.E. Chennakesva temple, Karnataka and Gedera in Israel

Fun Fact – With perfect play from both players, it can result in a draw. You play well, you both win!

Benefits: Strategy | Planning | Observation



Origin – Pretwa is a two-player abstract strategy game from Bihar, India

Fun fact – Pretwa, comes from the word ‘Pret’ meaning a spirit. 

Benefits: Strategy | Planning Skills | Team Work


Origin – Oral traditions show Panchi has been played in southern India for generations.

Fun fact – The game is part of a long list of single-track race games that birthed the current ‘Ludo’

Benefits: Strategy | Planning Skills

Four handed


Origin – Chaturanga or “Four limbs” is a poetic nod to ancient India’s army divisions: infantry, chariots, cavalry, and elephants.

Fun fact – Unlike Chess, Chaturanga allows the player to remain on board even after their King is lost.

Benefits: Strategy | Planning | Execution | Mindfulness


Snake & Ladder

Origin – In this 2nd century C.E. game, squares held virtues and vices.

Fun fact -In Paramapadam, the player has to navigate karma, good and bad, across the board, with divine destinations – Vaikuntha or Kailasa.

Benefits: Accuracy | Planning Skills | Observation

chauka bara

Origin –There are references of this game in some ancient Indian epics like the Mahabharata (not to be confused with Chausar though!)

Fun Facts – The 2006 Telugu film “Vanaja” features a pivotal role for the game Chauka Bara.

Benefits: Strategy | Planning Skills | Foresight

Nine boys & girls

Nau Keti Keta

Origin – Nau Keti Kata is a two-player game native to India.

Fun fact – If you ever visit Varanasi and look hard enough, you may find this game of Lau Kata Kati etched on a platform at Sheetla Ghat!

Benefits: Strategy | Planning | Mindfulness

goats & tigers

Adu Huli

Origin – Probably Himalayan and also in Tamil Nadu excavations.

Fun fact – Initially, it drew inspiration from ancient Indian hunting practices, deliberately excluding luck.

Benefits: Strategy | Planning Skills | Observation



Origin – The game is known to have been played in the Indus Valley in 2,300 BCE as is attested by the oblong dice that have been recovered from its sites.

Fun fact – Pachisi is known as the “poor man’s Chaupar” due to its simpler nature and use of cowries as currency.

Benefits: Teamwork | Strategy | Planning


Aliguli Mane

Origin – Karnataka, South India.

Fun fact – For game pieces, Coral wood, Tamarind seeds and cowrie shells were used.

Benefits: Analysis | Strategy | Mindfulness

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