Seetu,Old Indian Game

Seetu (சீட்டு)

Seetu is a colloquial word for cards. This game will improve children’s concentration and aiming skill as they try to hit the cards by a stone to get them out of the circle. Since it is played using cards in villages the game is named after it. This is also played using hardened Mango Kernels, Bottle Crowns, tamarind seeds, etc.
Usually in villages kids go to Annaachi stores (Beeda Kadai) and pick empty cigar pack covers which is easily and freely available and play with it, the game is to bet cigar covers on your aiming skills. You place the cigar cover in a circle and try to hit it with a stone and try to bring it out of the circle, if you are able to hit it and bring it out of the circle then that cover is yours. Cards that are very hard to get by contains more points and easy to get will have low points. The one with highest point at the end of the day wins.

How To Play?

  • More than two members are required to play this game.
  • Each should have equal number of cards/crowns and a flat stone which moves over the ground flatly
  • Draw a circle with a minimum diameter of 1 meter on a ground and each person has to keep one or more cards/crowns in the circle.
  • Now select the person who needs to start the game by flipping a coin by other short listing method
  • Now the person selected to play first has to go a few steps from the circle and throw the stone towards the circle in such a way it moves over the ground flatly and hit the cards/crowns in the circle and push it outside the circle.
  • The cards/crowns that come out of the circle belong to the hitter. The cards/crown on the line goes in the circle again.
  • Now the second player plays.
  • The game continues till all the cards/crowns are captured by the players.
  • Each player gets only one hit at a time.
  • Next round is started as the first one. The game continues till someone in the group loses all his cards/crowns.
  • The one with more cards/crowns wins the game.

Seetu Old Indian Game

What Is Seetu Game?

Seetu is usually played by two teams with an equal number of players on each team. The teams take turns throwing the ball at the pyramid of stones. If a player manages to knock down the stones, they must quickly try to rebuild the pyramid before the other team can tag them with the ball. If a player is tagged, they are out of the game. The game continues until one team manages to knock down the pyramid of stones and rebuild it without being tagged.

About The Seetu Game

Seetu is not only a fun game to play but also helps in developing various skills such as hand-eye coordination, teamwork, and strategic thinking. It is also an excellent way to keep children engaged and active, as it requires physical activity and outdoor play.In many parts of India, Seetu is still played by children and adults alike, although it may not be as popular as it once was due to the rise of digital entertainment


Seetu is a traditional Indian game that has been played for generations. It is a fun and engaging game that helps in developing various skills while also providing a way to stay active and healthy. If you ever get the chance to play Seetu, don’t hesitate to give it a try.

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