Indoor Games

Thirudan Police

Thirudan police

Thirudan Police is also known as Kallan Police in many villages and cities of Tamil Nadu. There are two forms of Thirudan Police one played indoor and other outdoor. It is a wonderful game played by rural children. By playing this game children’s guessing power, face reading skill gets enhanced and they sustain the feeling of unity and oneness among the players. 


Things Required:

  • Bits of paper of equal size

  • Pen

  • Four players

  • Open ground if played outdoor 

How to Play in Indoor:

  • 4 Paper bits of equal size are used.

  • Raja, Rani, Police and Thirudan is written on each paper bit

  • All the papers are folded in such a way that the text is inside  the and  fold look similar

  • Children sit together forming a circle and one player takes initiative and shuffles the folded papers in hand and throws it on ground. Then each player picks one paper and see what they got

  • The text written in the paper should be a secret and other players should not know what others got.

  • Then the player who has POLICE has to raise his hand and he is asked to find the player who has THIRUDAN.

  • The following are the points for each character Raja – 10, Rani – 5, Thirudan, Police – 1

  • If the guess is right, POLICE get one point, if not the point will go to Thirudan. The game goes in 5 to 10 rounds. The winner is the player who gets maximum points.

How to Play in Outdoor:

This is also a simple game where the players form 2 groups, one group will be POLICE and the other group will be THIRUDAN (Thief). The thief group will do some mischief or take one toy and hide it and the police group will find the toy or the thirudan group will hide and the police group will search them as we play Hide and Seek. It is same as the concept of Thief and Police in real life