Padaharu Sipayi Board Game
Padaharu Sipayi Board Game
Padaharu Sipayi Fig-01
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Padaharu Sipayi (Sixteen Sepoys)

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Play Guide
  • With roots going back to Sri Lanka and variants found in Sri Lanka, Padaharu Sipayi (Sixteen Sepoys) is an abstract strategy game.
  • Padaharu Sipayi (Sixteen Sepoys) belongs to the category of Indian war game.
  • The paraphernalia of the game consists of 1 game board and 2 sets of 16 pawns.
  • This game helps in the development of intellectual areas and also inculcates the skill of social interaction.
  • 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. Board Game are an integral part of all cultures and are one of the oldest forms of human social interaction. In addition, Board Game are expressions that allow people to go beyond immediate imagination and direct physical activity.

About Padaharu Sipayi 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.
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, 2 sets of 16 counters (total 32)

Game Setup – 

  • Each player gets an army of 16 soldiers or sepoys. They are placed only on intersections of lines (fig 1).
  • 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 a point is not connected to its present point by a direct line, the counter cannot move there (fig 3).  
  • If counter comes in front of an opponent counter which has an empty point behind it in the same line, 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). There is no limit for a counter to capture its opponent’s counters in a single turn.
  • A counter cannot jump over an opponent if there is no empty point behind the opponent (fig 6), not even to capture an opponent (fig 7).
  • A counter cannot jump over an empty point at any time not even to capture a counter (fig 6)
  • A counter cannot change its direction while capturing (fig 8) however after capturing; it can change its direction to capture another counter (fig 5)
  • A captured counter is permanently out of the game. 


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

Maintenance & Care

  • Avoid direct sunlight for long.
  • Dust or wipe with a dry brush/ cloth.
Weight0.22 kg
Dimensions12 × 8 × 4 in



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