and Circle Dice Game
Other Names –
no other game is played in so many different variations all over India as . The variations often have slight differences in the board itself,
the type of pieces used or the rules and methodology. One of a family of cross
and circle games, is believed by many to be among the oldest
games from India. Legend has it that Emperor Akbar played it on giant boards
with women from his harem moving instead of game pieces. This game is believed
to be the source for the popular game – Ludo.
The game is traditionally played with long dice (made of brass or other metals) and cowrie shells as throw pieces. has
included both long dice and shells as throw pieces. To protect our biodiversity, we have discontinued the
use of cowrie shells and we have designed special shell shaped game pieces handcrafted from wood.
The long dice are also handcrafted from wood to avoid injuries to children
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Heritage and culture
Primarily a game of
chance but involves thinking and planning.
Helps to teach basic counting. Conducive to family play.
Eco friendly colourful design printed on canvas.
Drawstring bag to hold game pieces.
Gentle occasional hand wash.
Interlocking box for convenient storage.
Box can be opened and flattened for easy packing and
Rule sheet included.
Game pieces and wooden shell shaped throw pieces
specially crafted for Kreeda by artisans from .
Handcrafted pieces. So, variations in colour may exist
depending on the source of the raw materials.
As counters are , children should be supervised during play.
Breakage is possible on rough
Hand–made items. Individual variations will exist.