Kichi Kichi Thambalam Traditional Game-This is an interesting traditional game played invillages, which has riverbanks. As this game needs sand for playing it was played in riverbank. This game increases skills like face reading, direction finding and hiding things without others knowledge even if theopponent is in front.Kichi Kichi Thambalam is an ancient game played in many parts of India. It is usually played by two teams consisting of two individual each. The object of the game is to score points by throwing a small wooden ball into a net mounted on a post. The team that scores the most points wins the game.
Kichi Kichi Thambalam Traditional Game
The game is played with a small wooden ball and a net mounted on a post. The objective of the game is to score points by throwing the wooden ball into the net. Each team consists of two individuals, one representing each side of the game, who take turns throwing the ball at the net. In addition to scoring points, players must also attempt to hit their opponent’s hand or arm with the ball as they are throwing it.
If they successfully hit their opponent’s hand or arm, they gain possession of the ball and may choose to pass it back to their teammate or keep it for themselves.The game typically lasts for several minutes, with each team constantly trying to outmaneuver their opponents and gain an advantage over them in order to win overall.
Kichi Kichi Thambalam Traditional Game Overview
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Things Required In This Game
Sand filled ground
Stick/shell/ Cotton Lamp wick
Also Check-Pappu kanji (பப்பு கஞ்சி)
How to Play Kichi Thambalam Game?
A sand stage of size 1 to 1.5 feet length and width with height of 4 to 5 inches is made and the players decide who is going to hide the stick and who is going to find it. Then the player who is going to hide takes the stick and holds it in two fingers (thumb and index finger) and insert it in the sand stage from one side of it and collects it on the other side using the other hand in such a way that the stick is inside the sand and is not visible. The player has to move the stick inside the sand, confuse the opponent, and position it in a place. The person will sing the following song while he/she hides the stick
“கிச்சுக் கிச்சுத் தம்பலம்
கீயாக் கீயாத் தம்பலம்
மச்சு மச்சுத் தம்பலம்
மாயா மாயாத் தம்பலம்”
He/she does this in such a way that the opponent gets confuse and tries to find it. The opponent gets only one chance to find the stick, he/she needs to observe the movement of the hand and face of the player who hides the stick and should conclude were the stick would be and point it to the player who hid the stick. If he/she fails then the player who hid the stick get one point and he/she will get a chance to hide the stick for the second time, if the player finds the stick then he/she gets the chance to hide the stick in the second round.
The game will continue until any one player wins 10 games. Once a player win 10 games the opponent should take a handful of sand and put a stick inside the sand and the winner will close the loser’s eyes with his/her hands and take him to some place and ask the loser to put the sand in ground and bring him back to the starting place by eyes closed. Then the loser should search the place where he/she put the sand in ground, if he/she fails then he/she needs to do what the winner says.