Padaharu Sipayi (Sixteen Sepoys)
- 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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About Padaharu Sipayi Board Game
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.
|Dimensions||12 × 8 × 4 in|
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