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Akriti – Revive hand craft by promotion of board games

Traditional Board Games were not just games, they were designed in such a way that one can develop lot of skills like logical thinking, building strategy, concentration, basic mathematics, aiming, and lot more.
Traditional Games act as learning aids. They teach us many things like strategising, develop sensory skills, count, add, improve motor skills, improve hand-eye co-ordination and finally to have fun, naturally one play or watch a game to have fun. Presenting them in various paint styles and textile traditions, board games can revive the play as well as the art form. Apart from presenting, these games become a tool for awareness and education on dying art forms, while being ecologically sensitive and empowering rural initiatives.
Paint styles like GOND, PHAD, MADHUBANI, SANTHAL, WARLI, KALAMKARI art can become the tool of representation while also involving eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, Eri Silk, Recycled wood and other such alternatives. 
While representing the art form, they also become the medium of expression of local culture, folklore and tradition, providing simultaneous livelihood and lifeline to various art forms in India.

Support by Membership or Gifting Options

Bhavyata Foundation took upon the project of reviving traditional Indian Board games, with help of Kalamkari artists. Kalamkari is an ancient style of hand painting done on cotton or silk fabric with a tamarind pen, using natural dyes. The wooden counters are also hand made with colors which are child friendly and environment friendly, as these are lacquer based.

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Gift a Board Game for Recreation and Digital Detox

The Indian made board games make for an affordable gift option, not just for the kids but for the entire family. The traditional board games like Chauka Bara, Chess, Dash Guti, Navakankari, Panch Keliya, Pachisi, Shara Vyooha, Singam, Sixteen Sepoys, Vimanam, Bagh Bakri and many others crafted by Indian artisans are helping parents spend quality time with the kids as well as teaching kids important skills like creative thinking, strategy and problem-solving skills and many more.

Gift a Board Game set for Rs. 800 each. (Delivery within India subject to availability of despatch services)

Join our Membership Program

Our membership schemes( are designed to to promote Kalamkari artisans which are in dire need of support to sustain a dying art tradition. These membership schemes facilitate products from Kalamkari artisans to promote their art and effort.

Kindle – Associate Member – 5000
With an annual membership fee of Rs. 5,000, a Kindle member receives 1 set of board game apart from creative handicrafts and festival accessories from artisans across India. In addition, he/she is entitled complimentary registration for seminars conducted by Bhavyata Foundation annually.

Sparkle – Comrade Member – 10000
With an annual membership fee of Rs. 10,000, a Sparkle member receives 2 sets of board game apart from creative handicrafts and festival accessories from artisans across India. In addition, he/she is entitled complimentary registration for seminars conducted by Bhavyata Foundation annually.