Ashta Chamma Native Game
If you've spent your summer afternoons playing a round of Ashta Chamma with your grandma throwing shells across the board, and moving and retrieving your coins, then this hand stitched game in raw silk, will send you on a nostalgic ride to your childhood! Known by names like Chowka Bara (Kannada) and Daaya (Tamil), this board game promotes folklore and culture through fun and entertainment.
This traditional and antique version of Ludo is known by many names across India: Chowka Bara, Katta Mane, Daya, Atthu and Ashta Chamma, among others. It can be played by up to four players and is appropriate for any age above five years. A game of chase and chance, this involves maneuvering the counters assigned to you as fast as possible to the home square. Played using authentic cowrie shells instead of dice, this game is full of strategy and competition and is sure to take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
Dimensions (cms): 36cms x 36cms
- Handcrafted board made of raw silk giving it a soft yet nonslippery feel, for ease of play.
- Handmade Coins: The coins are made by the best of artisans using earthfriendly wood materials and natural paint.
- Packed in an EarthFriendly Box for safekeeping and zero threat of damage.
For a player to win, he/she must move all his/ her pawns to the centre square.