Peg Pastimes

Classic games from cultures around the world.

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In Nepali the name of this game means "Tiger game." It‘s a strategic, two-player board game in which one player controls four tigers and the other controls up to twenty goats. The tigers 'hunt' the goats and the goats attempt to block the tigers' movements. 10 minutes, 2 Players, Ages 8+

This game has a long history in norther Europe, and there are several variations included here. In addition to the Fox-versus-Geese game, there are rules for Asalto (a popular war game) and a version of Peg Solitaire is included in the same kit. 10 minutes, 2 Players, Ages 8+

For the people of Madagascar this is their national game, and take it very seriously. This is the "Dimy" version of the game; the more common is played on a board twice as large. It appears to be a typical jump-and-capture game, but the capturing is done by “approach and withdraw” and can be won or lost very suddenly! 15 minutes, 2 Players, Ages 8+

Another game from Korea, this simulates a horse race with up to four players, each with up to four horses. The exciting part is that, with luck, players can utilize the shortcuts at the West, South, and East points of the racetrack. 10 minutes, 2-4 Players, Ages 6+

The Sami people who live in the Arctic regions of northern Europe devised this “running fight” game. It’s similar to the Viking game Daldøs. Two set of opposing pieces move along parallel paths capturing enemy pieces along the way. 20 minutes, 2 Players, Ages 8+

A native American game that is at least 500 years old, the Serpent Game can be found in a range of sizes, including the large Kolowis Awithlaknannai with 23 pieces per player. It’s a jump-and-capture game with unique strategic formations. 10 minutes, 2 Players, Ages 8+