It looks like a simple place, jump, and capture game, doesn’t it? But the game Choko from the Republic of the Gambia in West Africa includes an interesting twist. In the drop phase (placement) you’ll encounter a rule called “Drop Initiative” that can give a player a great advantage early in the game. However, this advantage can be taken as easily as got!
From India, the source of many of the games we play, comes this centuries-old classic board game: Aadu Puli Attam. It’s Tigers versus Goats – a popular theme in the predator versus prey genre.
From the Republic of Khakassia comes this traditional strategy board game called “Tobit.” On the face of it, it’s another jump-and-capture game like AlQuerques or Checkers, but when the Hullar (basic playing pieces) are promoted to Tobits, it brings a new set of challenges to the game.
In Indonesia, on the island of Java, we find this fascinating strategy board game. It’s commonly known by the name of the Javan city of Surakarta, also by the name “Roundabouts.”
This episode brings you a bit about our Peg Pastimes games in the classroom. The historical aspect of this collection lends itself very well to a wide range of lesson plans.