Singam (The Lion’s Den)
- With much of its origin under the tag of the question, Singham (The Lion’s Den) is an abstract strategy-based game with only a few vague traces of its origin in Southern India.
- Singham (The Lion’s Den) belongs to the category of Indian strategy games.
- The paraphernalia of the game consists of 1 game board and 2 sets of four pawns.
- One of the vital benefits of the game is that it helps in the enhancement of strategy-making skills. In addition to this, it also helps in the development of cognitive areas.
- 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 Singham Board Game
How to Play!
Game Paraphernalia –
1 game board, 2 sets of four counters (total 8)
Goal or Objective –
To bring one’s four counters in a straight line.
Game Setup –
- Initially board will be empty. There are 13 points where two or more lines are intersecting each other. Counters have to be placed only on these points (Fig 1).
- To begin with, players place each of their counters alternatively on any of the empty points on the board such that Each player tries –
- To have all his four counters in a line and
- Block the opponent from forming a line of four with his counters.
Rules to Play –
- After all counters are placed on the board, they start moving. A player can move only one counter during his turn. This movement is from its present point to its immediate next point (provided it’s empty) which is joined by a line to the current point (Fig 2).
- A Counter cannot jump over any point. It cannot move to a point which is not directly connected by a line (Fig 3).
- A counter cannot move to a point which is preoccupied. Counter cannot jump over any counter. There is no capturing of opponent’s counter (Fig 4)
- One who brings all his four counters in a line the winner (fig 5)
- In case neither player can make a line but one player has blocked movement of the opponent’s entire counter (fig 6) is the Singham game winner.
Maintenance & Care
- Avoid direct sunlight for long.
- Dust or wipe with dry brush/ cloth.
|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 4 in|
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