Bagh-Chal (Nepali meaning “Tiger game”) is a strategic, two-player board game that originated in Nepal. The game is asymmetric in that one player controls four tigers and the other player controls up to twenty goats. The tigers ‘hunt’ the goats while the goats attempt to block the tigers’ movements. This game is also seen in southern India with a different board, but the rules are the same. This game is popular in rural areas of the country. The game play takes place in two phases. In the first phase the goats are placed on the board while the tigers are moved. In the second phase both the goats and the tigers are moved. For the tigers, the objective is to “capture” five goats to win.
This game can be played by 2 players ages 6 and up. One game of Bagh Chal takes about 20 Minutes to play.