ePallanguzhi (பல்லாங்குழி)-Indian Old Game
Pallanguzhi is an urban board game, once patronis by women in Tamil Nadu, Pallankuzhi is play by dropp seeds into pits on a board, It has been a women’s pastime, also an entertain way to improve math and motor skills or a marathon affair during festivals like Sivarathri and Vaikunda Ekadasi and is also play during the break at workplace
The game has fascinated researchers keen on unraveling its many anthropological and social aspects. Scholars have conducted researches on the game to find out the various skills of students at various levels.
Pallanguzhi is mostly played by Tamil women, both in Southern India and SriLanka. Men also play it sometimes for gambling.
- 6 seeds game and
- 12 seeds game
How To Play?
Once the first round is over players take the seeds from their stores and fill as many of their holes as possible with 6 seeds each.
In the next round play continues as before, but without the rubbish holes being includ and the player who went first in the previous round going second.
During the game if a player has enough seeds to fill any of her rubbish holes, they are again use during play. The game is over when a player is unable to fill any cups with six seeds at the end of a round.
Pallanguzhi is a traditional two-player board game that has been play in southern India for centuries. The game is known for its intricate design and complex strategie, make it a challenge and entertain pastime for player of all ages. While the game may have originat as a means of teaching arithmetic skills, it has since evolv into a belov cultural tradition that has been pass down from generation to generation. With its rich history and enduring popularity, Pallanguzhi serves as a testament to the enduring power of games to connect us to our past and bring us together in the present.