Champul is a Strategical board game where two to four players race their respective coins on a board of 5×5 squares to reach the inner most square. The movement of coins is controlled by throw of four cowrie shells, hence it is a game of chance. Since each player has four coins, he can decide which coin to move, hence it also comes under strategical games.
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Champul is a board game consisting of a 5×5 grid of squares.
Number of players required to play it?
It can be played with two to four players.
Each player has four coins distinguishable from coins of other players.
How do the coins move?
Movement of coins is anti-clockwise in outer squares and is clockwise in inner squares.
Each player starts from a square marked with home symbol and tries to reach the innermost square with all the coins.
Players use four cowrie shells as a dice.
The movement of coins depends on the number obtained by throwing four cowrie shells
All possible movement numbers are 1,2,3,4,8
How to win?
Player who reaches the innermost square first, with all four coins, wins.
Is there any action element?
yes. If a player’s coin lands on a square having a single coin of another player then the coin of respective player is killed and is sent back to it’s respective starting point.
Any scheme for extra turns?
A player gets an another turn to play if he gets either 4 or 8 from shells
A player gets an another turn to play if he cuts a coin of another player.
Also, if a coin of some player enters the innermost square then he gets an another chance to play.
This game is called by various names in different languages in different regions.
Gujarat – ISTO, Ahmedabad baji, Chomal Ishto, Ahmedabad Game, Kaangi chaala,
Amdavad, esto game, ishto game.
Madhya Pradesh – Kanna Dudi, Kaana Duaa, Cheeta, Kavidi Kali, Atthu, Chung
Maharashtra – Pat Sogayya, Pat Sogya, Champul, Champool, Kach kangri, Challas Aath
Andhra or Telangana – Koli kaDam, Ashta Chemma, Ashta Chamma
Ashta Changa Pe, Pachchisi, Pachisi, Ashtam changam.
Kannada – Gatta mane, Katta Mane, Mane Katte, Baara Atte, Chakka, Cat Mane
Kerala – Pakidakali, Kavidi Kali in Malayalam
Tamilnadu – Daayam, Taayam, Aaru Katta Taayam, Nanku Katta Taayam, Tayam, Thayam
Karnataka – Chauka Baara, Chakaar, Chakaara, Chakka, Chawka Baara, Chauka Bhara, Pagdi
Rajasthan – Challas, Changaabu, Ashta chama, Changa po, Ashta changa
Punjab – Khaddi Khadda, Dyootaardha
Bengal – Ashte Kashte and Ashta Kashte
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