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Board Game Studies Colloquium XX - Programme
Tue 16 May 2017 17.00: Pre-Colloquium Boardgame Café Meet-Up Bastard Café Huset, Rådhusstræde 13, Ground Floor, 1466 Copenhagen K Wed 17 May 2017 8.30-9.15: Registration Room 15A.0.13 (Main Colloquium Venue) University of Copenhagen, South Campus, Karen Bli...

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2016 Bombe Mane - New Dolls
Dasara Jumboo Savari Set in clay as well as paper-mesh Somana Kunita - Kempu Soma and Bili Soma Veeragase troupe Unique wrestling tradition of Mysuru - Vajra Mushti Kaalaga Karnataka Sangeeta Trimurti L-R: Kanaka Dasa, Narada and Purandara Dasa

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2016 Bombe Mane Brochure
Mysuru is gripped by the festive season of Dasara. Among multitudes of rituals, pujas and festivities, each and every household is busy mustering their doll treasures onto a temporary stepped scaffolding. This is for the annual doll festival, Bombe Habba wh...

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Song about Traditional Games
I just spoke over phone with Mr. Venkat Bharadwaj who called me to appreciate our work on board games, which he discovered through this blog. He is a film-maker and has directed Kannada movies 'A Day in the City' and 'Bablusha'. In the movie Bablusha, there...

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Musings on the Book 'Traditional Indian Boardgames'
Following is a review of our book which has been voluntarily penned by Mr. K.R. Kumar, Retired Deputy Director of Central Food Technology and Research Institute, Mysuru. The need for an authentic, concise, practical guide on the traditional board games, esp...

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Stick Dice Varieties
Stick dice are mainstay in the game of Pagaday, Pachisi, Dayakattam. Without stick dice, the game of Pagaday is incomplete. Two or three stick dice are rubbed together within palms and are rolled on the floor. These are rubbed in the palm so as to create ra...

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Back on Board
The Sunday Magazine of The New Indian Express (22 May 2016) featured board games and Kreedaa Kaushalya's R.G. Singh along with five other persons across India who are working towards revival of traditional board games. The article covered two-whole pages. Y...

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Miniature Kitchen Utensils - Papier Machie
This set of papier machie miniature kitchen set ( Aatada Samanu in Kannada and  Choppu Saman in Tamil ) is made up of a traditional terracotta stove ( olay) , wicker basket ( butti ), grinder stone ( rubbugallu ), stone pounder ( onakay-oralu ), mill-stone ...

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Mathura Chaupad
The following instructions to play Chaupad as it is played in the Mathura region of North India has been given by a Chaupad enthusiast Mr. Naresh Verma (nareshverma302@gmail.com). Thank you, Naresh ji. Instructions to Play Mathura Chaupad Two players start ...

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Boardgames booklet released at Nuremberg
Jorge Nuno Silva released the booklet 'Indian Traditional Boardgames - A Guide to the Art of Play' published by Ramsons Kala Pratishtana, on 13 April 2016 at the 19 International Board Game Studies Colloquium at Nuremberg. Mr. Silva is a mathematician and p...
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