Adu Huli Board Game
Adu Huli Board Game
Adu Huli Fig1
Adu Huli Fig 2

Adu Huli(Goats and Tigers)

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Play Guide
  • The origin of Adu Huli remains a question but one can find the traces of the game in the Indian Sub-continent.
  • Adu Huli belongs to the category of Indian Strategic games.
  • The paraphernalia of the game consists of 1 eco-friendly game board and 20 pieces of pawns, out of which 4 represent tiger and 16 goats.
  • It helps in the development of intellectual and cognitive areas, in addition to teaching strategy development.
  • Made by the artisans of Andhra Pradesh, this game is wholly eco-friendly and belongs to the Kalamkari art form.

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The history of games dates to the ancient human past. Games are an integral part of all cultures and are one of the oldest forms of human social interaction. In addition, Games are expressions that allow people to go beyond immediate imagination and direct physical activity.

About Adu Huli Board Game

Design & Craft
Personal Handpainted art is 100% natural and vegan.
As with all children’s products, adult supervision is a must. Products that contain small parts may pose a choking hazard and is not advisable for children under 3.
Prone to lose color over time slightly as is the case with all-natural dyed & handmade products.
Know The Artists!
Kalamkari artists use special pens to draw and create a nuanced diagram and weave with hands so that they are rich in touch, look and feel.
These board games are in the form of “Kalamkari” art, which belongs to Andhra Pradesh.
“Kalam” means pen and “Kari” means craftsmanship; it is basically a style of textile design that involves painting intricate patterns with vegetable dyes.
The pawns are made of wood in Karnataka.
This is how these beautiful board games not only are fun playing but it also provides livelihood to various artisans from various parts of India.

How to Play!

Game Paraphernalia – 

1 game board, 18 game pieces. 3 of which are tigers and the remaining 15 are goats.

Game Setup – 

  • All goats have to be introduced on the board before a goat can start moving. (fig 1)
  • 3 Pawns (either tigers or goats) should be placed only on intersections of lines.

Rules to play – 

  • The goats must move according to these rules: They must leave the board when captured. They cannot jump over the tigers or other goats. They can only move after all 15 have been put on the board.
  • The tigers must move according to these rules: They can start capturing goats in any moment after the match has started. They can capture only one goat at a time. They can jump over a goat in any direction.(fig 2)
  • But the direction must be to an adjacent intersection following any of the lines drawn on the board. A tiger cannot jump over another tiger.

How to Win

  • Tigers win if they take out at least 6 goats.
  • Goats win if they immobilize all three tigers.
  • The goat objective is to encircle the tigers so that none of the tigers can move. The tiger objective is to kill all the goats.

Tip & Tricks

  • At the start of the game, all 3 tigers are placed on the apex, and 2 inner places closest to the apex. All goats start off the board.
  • The player controlling the goats moves first by placing a goat onto a free intersection on the board. Then it is the tiger’s turn. One tiger is then moved to an adjacent position along the lines that indicate the valid moves.
  • A tiger captures a goat by jumping over it to an adjacent free position (like in checkers). The goats can not move until all 15 have been put on the board.

Maintenance & Care

  • Avoid direct sunlight for long.
  • Dust or wipe with a dry brush/ cloth.
Weight0.12 kg
Dimensions12 × 12 × 4 in



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