Chaupad is a game widely popular all over India and is known by many different names. This game is believed to be the dice game played in the Mahabharata.
A Traditional Indian Dice Game
Perhaps no other game is played in so many different variations all over India as Chaupad. The variations often have slight differences in the board itself, the type of game pieces used or the rules and methodology. Chaupad is believed by many to be among the oldest games from India. Legend has it that Emperor Akbar played it on giant boards with women from his harem moving instead of game pieces. This game is believed to be the source for the popular game Ludo.
Alternate Names: Pagade, Pachisi, Chaupar, Aksha Kreeda, Dayakattam, Chokkattan
- Game board in Canvas
- 16 wooden game pieces (in 4 different colours)
- 6 shell-shaped throw pieces
- A pair of long dice
- Rule sheet
Age Group: 5+
Weight of the Game: 155 g
Canvas Size: 44.5 x 44.5cm
Carton Size: 17.8 x 10.2 x 5 cm