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Nau Keti Keta

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An exciting war game containing a game board and two sets of nine counters each, Nau Keti Keta can increase the players’ analytical and strategizing skills. The beautiful designs of the material used by fluent Kalamkari artisans is a must buy to support them , more so for our mental and emotional wellbeing. Kalamkari artists have reserved these games and these arts for centuries for us!

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Description

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, 2 sets of 9 counters (total 18)

 

Game Setup

  • Each player gets 9 counters of the same colour. Counters to be placed only on intersections of lines. 
  • After placing both the armies game board will look like (fig 2).

 

Rules to play –

  • During a turn, only one counter has to move to an adjacent point which is connected to its current point by line. It can move in any direction (fig 3)
  • If the adjacent point is not connected to its present point by a line, then the counter cannot move there (fig 3).
  • If a counter encounters an opponent counter which has an empty point behind it, then the counter jumps over to the empty-point and captures the opponent counter. (fig 4) 
  • The counter can jump over multiple opponents during its turn provided it always lands on an empty-point before jumping over the next opponent (fig 5). This way, sometimes one single counter can capture maximum counters of the opponent.
  • A counter cannot jump over an opponent if –

 1. No Straight line is connecting its point with the opponent’s (fig 7)

 2.There is no empty point behind the opponent (fig 6)

 

  • A counter cannot jump over an empty point at any time not even to capture an opponent’s counter (fig 8)
  • A counter cannot change its direction while capturing (fig 9) however after capturing; it can change its direction to capture another counter (fig 5)
  • A captured counter is permanently out of the game. 

 

Winner-

The player who has captured all counters of the opponent is the winner.  

 

Maintenance & Care

Avoid direct sunlight for long.

Dust or wipe with dry brush/ cloth.

 

Weight 0.14 kg
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 4 in

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