Although it doesn’t look like it at first glance, this is a game of the AlQuerques family, and has been called “Checkers on a Wheel.” The origins of the game are vague, but it most certainly was a product of Medieval India. It was described by H.J.R. Murray in A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess (1952) and categorized with Lau Kata Kati, Dash-Guti, and other Indian military games. A larger version was known as Gol-Skuish.

This game can be played by 2 players ages 8 and up. One game of Pretwa takes about 20 Minutes to play.

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