Bagh Bakri

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Bagh-Bakri is a strategic, two-player board game. It is intricately handwoven and naturally coloured, which gives a perfect replacement from plastic board games which are available in the market that damages the environment. One player controls four tigers, and the other player controls fifteen goats. It strengthens your strategic skills.

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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. Games are formalized expressions of play which allow people to go beyond immediate imagination and direct physical activity. 


Design & Craft

Personal Handpainted art, it is 100% natural and vegan.

As with all children’s products, adult supervision is required. Products that contain small parts may pose a choking hazard and should not be used by 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 nuanced diagram and weave with hands so that they are rich in touch, look and feel.  

These board games are created in “Kalamkari” from Andhra Pradesh.

“Kalam” means pen and “Kari” means craftsmanship; it is basically a style of textile design made by painting intricate patterns with vegetable dyes.

The pawns are made of wood in Karnataka.

This is how these beautiful board games not only is fun playing but it also provides livelihood to various artisans from various parts of India.


How to Play!

Game Paraphernalia –

1 game board, 4 counters representing Tigers, 20/24 counters representing Sheep

Game Setup –

  • In the game pattern, where two or more lines intersect is called point (fig 1) Tigers or sheep have to be placed on these points only.
  • One player controls 4 tigers while other controls 20/24 sheep.
  • In the beginning, each of four tigers occupies four corner points. Sheep have to be placed in the group of 5/6 inner points shown in (fig 2.)
  • Tigers and sheep can move from one point to its adjacent point in any direction, until there is line connecting the two points.


Moves for Tiger –

  • A tiger jumps over a lonely sheep to an empty point just behind the sheep and thus captures the sheep (fig 3).
  • Tiger cannot jump over a point which has two or more sheep on it. Tiger can only jump over a lonely sheep. Tiger cannot jump over a sheep if there is no line connecting between them (fig 3).There is no multiple capture.cannot change its direction while doing so.
  • A tiger cannot jump over the sheep if there is no empty point behind the sheep (fig 4). Also it cannot change its direction while doing so.
  • Captured sheep is permanently out of the game and cannot be reintroduced


Moves for Sheep –

  • Sheep try to avoid getting captured by the tiger. For that they have to stick together.
  • Sheep cannot jump over anything. They can just move from one point to its adjacent point connected directly by a line (fig 5).
  • Sheep try to lock down tigers by rendering them immobile. (fig6) shows sheep has locked down a tiger.


Winner –

  • Tigers win if they take capture nine sheep. (Reason being, remaining 11 sheep cannot lock down four tigers).
  • Sheep win if they manage to lock down all four tigers.


Maintenance & Care

Avoid direct sunlight for long.

Dust or wipe with dry brush/ cloth.


Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 4 in



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