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Strengthen Teamwork Through A Traditional Game from Ancient India

Strengthen Teamwork Through A Traditional Game from Ancient India

Walk past a village in southern India and you are bound to see children playing Aadu Puli Aatam. A game that is played mostly by men, the game is played extensively in South India. Engravings of the game can be seen on the verandah of ancient houses. The game is said to have been played from the times of kings and ministers and reveals the heritage and culture of the country.

Aadu Puli Aatam is called by different names in different states. Aadu Hulia aata in Kannada and Bagh Chal in Nepali, Meka Puli Aata in Telugu. The strategic game has two players; one who controls three tigers and the other player who controls up to 15 lambs/goats.  The tigers 'hunt' the goats and the goats block the tigers' movements. The game resembles a Korean game called Yut.

Patience, keen observation, and mind calculation is required to win this game. The game is played to sharpen thought processes, to develop strategy and strengthen teamwork. 

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