Goats & Tigers by Kidz Valle, Adu Huli Aata, Adu Puli Aatam, Punjitam, Bagh Bakri or Pulikatta, Indian Traditional Board Game.
Kidz Valle Lambs & Tigers, Huli Aata Puli Aatam, Punjitam, Bagh Bakri or Pulikatta, Indian Traditional Board Game
- Traditional, Ancient Indian Board Game to Boost a Child’s Brain Power
- Material: Wooden Pawns & Hard Board
- Product Size: Big
- Age Recommendation: 5 to 12 Years. Parental guidance will be recommended to instruct and teach the concepts.
- Features: This board game is creatively made and can perfectly used as birthday gift for kids.
- Benefits: Children are particularly encouraged to play the game for improving strategic thinking and planning skills as well. The Lambs and Tigers board game also helped to develop teamwork concepts through its playing rules and game structure.
- Origin: Made in India
Ancient India Board Game
Kidz Valle brings back ancient India’s traditional board games once played by kings and generals. Variously known as Huli Aata Puli Aatam, Punjitam, Pulikatta or Bagh Bakri across the vast subcontinent, today it is also known as Lambs and Tigers. This ancient hunting game was particularly popular in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Indic roots of the board game Tiger and the Lamb
The proof of this ancient board game’s popularity may be found in the stone courtyards and parapets of many traditional Indian temples, such as Chamundeshwari Temple perched atop Chamundi Hill in Mysore, Karnataka. As you step through the great doorway at the end of the stone steps leading up to Chamundi Hill, look out for the Aadu Huli Aata board etched deep into the rocks, presumably drawn by the temple’s ancient sculptors!
Similarity to modern games
This fun and easy, two-player game finds similarities with many other ancient and mediaeval hunting and strategy games around the world, such as the old Korean game of Yut and the more modern game of Checkers.
Learnings from Indian board game
Bagh Bakri, or Lambs and Tigers, was not just a traditional game for providing royal entertainment, but used to be played for improving strategic thinking and planning skills as well. The Lambs and Tigers board game also helped to develop teamwork concepts through its playing rules and game structure.
How to play Pulikatta or Bagh Bakri
Pulikatta or Bagh Bakri is an indoor board game of strategy and planning, inspired by the hunting traditions of India’s royalty and military generals. It requires two players, aged 5 years and above, to play the game with a set of 3 tigers and 15 lambs or goats. One player is in charge of the tigers, while the other control s the goats.
Kidz Valle’s Huli Aata Puli Aatam board game is played by placing all the 18 tiger and lamb counters, alternately, on their marked boxes. The player with the lambs continues placing them on the board, while the player with the tigers may either move a tiger to an adjacent point or 'kill' a lamb by jumping over it and removing it from the board.
Rules of the game
According to the rules of the game, several ‘lambs’ may be killed by a series of jumps by a ‘tiger’ in a single move. The ‘tiger’ not only has to kill a minimum number of lambs at one go, but also has to be nimble and smart enough to dodge the gradual ganging up of the lambs who try to pen the tiger into a corner, ending the game.
What’s in the box
This Kidz Valle board game comes with 3 yellow pawns for the tigers, 15 green pawns for the lambs or goats, and one instruction sheet.