Pallanguzhi – Reviving Traditional Games

Pallanguzhi is one of the age-old South Indian Game very famous in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Its know as Ali Guli Mane in Kannada and one of the popular manacal game(board game)

Even though it sounds a lazy indoor game, its boosts mind calculations,hand-eye coordination, increases patience.

Pallanguzhi also helps in counting skills, strategy planning. With few holes and shells how do we get all these? The secret is in the game rules!

How to Play Pallanguzhi?

There are 2 variants – 6 seed games and 12 seed game.
  1. The board has 14 holes, 7 on each sides
  2. 6 seeds are placed in each cup.
  3. First player picks up the seeds from any of her holes and starts moving anti-clockwise, places one seed in each hole.
  4. When the player drops her last seed, she takes the seeds from the next cup and continues placing themto the next cup.
  5. If the last seed falls into a cup with an empty cup following it, the seeds in the cup following the empty cup, are captured by the player.
  6. The player then continues play from the next cup containing seeds. If the last seed falls into a cup with two empty holes beyond, she captures no seeds and her turn is over.
  7. The next player continues play in the same way.
  8. The winner will have a surplus of seeds which are kept in her store.

We can use Sea shells, tamarind seeds, small pebbles as coins. Manjadi is also used for playing, however, its very difficult to get manjadi seeds.

Livecrafts promotes sustainable products and supply tamarind seeds as coins. To make the pallanguzhi boards more attractive, livecrafts artisans handpainted warli crafts.

This board board van definitely be a good alternate for your kids to keep them away from mobile games and Televisions.