Aadu Puli Attam


Aadu Puli Aatam (goat and tiger game) is a strategic, two-player (or 2 teams) board game that originated in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India. The is also played in Karnataka where it is called Huli gatta and in Andhra Pradesh, where it is called Puli Joodam. The game has been played on the same boards with almost the same rules for over thousands of years. Ancient houses in Southern India commonly have a gameboard carved into tables, benches, and railings. It appears that the game was originally a teaching tool (as were so many games in India) to sharpen the player’s insight and analytical prowess, as well as teach people how to protect their goat herds.

This game can be played by 2 players ages 6 and up. One game of Aadu Puli Attam takes about 10 Minutes to play.

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