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    How to play the famous Tamilnadu old game "Pallanguzhi"?
  • #3757
    Dear Friend,

    The Pllanguzhi is a very famous old game in village sides. It is also a full entertainment game and also makes the players more interesting. It is a game is being played today also in the village sides. Few peoples may combine and can play this game.

    1. There will be 12 rounded box in the land is there in which six each side parallel.

    2. The stones in different colors for each team will used. the stones are put into the box in the rotation form.

    3. Based on the availability of stones in hand we make the stones in the rotations.

    4. Finally the we sell all the stones by putting in to the boxes to win and earn more stones from the opponent.

    5. So, The box will become empty by passing the stones in th rotation basis.

    6. The winner will be selected as per the collection of stone fron the others.

    With regards,

  • #3787
    Fantastic explanation by Mr.Manoharan, thanks a lot for teaching the game in such a simple way to us.


  • #4349
    Hi friends,
    Thank you for Mr.Manoharan for sharing a pleasant piece of knowledge about the traditional game played more often in villages.Your discussion will surely attract some youngsters towards this game. This game has also many play areas including holes on the board and also on the earth parched with holes on the surface.

  • #4543

    Game Description :

    The board has 14 cups, each player controls seven cups. People used to play using tamarind seeds or Kauri shells. Three types of games are played using the 14 cup board, they are

    6 seeds game and
    12 seeds game

    How to Play:

    Six seeds are placed in each cup. The player starting first picks up the seeds from any of her holes and, moving anti-clockwise, places one seed in each hole. If she reaches the end of her cups she goes on the other side of the board. When the player drops her last seed, she takes the seeds from the next cup and continues placing them in this way. 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.

    That 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. The next player continues play in the same way.

    If, after having a seed dropped into it, if a cup contains four seeds, those seeds become the property of the player who dropped the seed. The round is over when no seeds remain.

    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.
    The winner will have a surplus of seeds which are kept in her store. The loser of the first round will be unable to fill all of her holes. These unfilled holes are marked as "rubbish holes."

    In the next round play continues as before, but without the rubbish holes being included 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 used during play. The game is over when a player is unable to fill any cups with six seeds at the end of a round.

  • #4598
    Hi friends,
    This is interesting game I played when I was in my childhood days. I forget now. Reading the posting of Subash and Manohar it reminded me back. Nice explanation with very simple english. This is a traditional game of Tamilans. Playing this game improves our brain. This is interesting game with lots of time pass. Have fun with playing pallanguzhi which is now available in flash games too.

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