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Sunday, November 17, 2019

What do Professional Cricketers do on the ground – Strategy ??


Pallanghuzi, or Pallankuli, is a variant of Mancala played in Southern India, especially Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Mancala is a family of board games played around the world, sometimes called sowing games or count and capture games, which comes from the general gameplay. The games of this family best known in the Western world are Oware (or Awele), Kalah, Sungka and Omweso, and Bao. Mancala games play a role in many African and some Asian societies comparable to that of chess in the West. In Andhra it goes by the name Vamana guntal. It was once popularly played by Tamil women of southern India and Ceylon, and was sometimes used as a gambling game by men and now mostly considered a women game.

Pallanguzhi is played on a rectangular board with 2 rows and 7 columns. There are a total of 14 cups (quzhi in Tamil Language) and 146 counters. For the counters in the game, seeds, shells, small stones are all common for use.

12 counters are placed in each cup except the middle of each row into which only 2 counters are placed.. The starting player lifts the counters from any of his holes and, going counter-clockwise, distributes one counter in each hole. If he reaches the end of his cups he goes on the his opponent's side of the board  

                                                & SO GOES THE  GAME. ..........................


Now scroll down to see who is playing and where !!

[circulated to my group in Jan 2007 and posted here now !]

with regards - S. Sampathkumar>

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