Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Game board collection

These board games and accessories have been collected by the team of researchers of RKP on field trips to different places across India.

Neem wood Aligulimane - Napoklu village, Virajpet, Kodagu, Karnataka.^

Folding Aligulimane - Periyapatna taluk, Mysore district,Karnataka.^

Brass sheet metal Aligulimane - Tanjore, Tamilnadu.^

Marble Chess Board - Agra, Uttar Pradesh.^

Brass Aliguli Mane casted in traditional lost wax process - Mysuru, Karnataka.^

Fish shaped wooden Mancala board - Shivaganga, Tamilnadu.^

Rosewood pallanguli board inlaid with teakwood - Karaikudi, Tamilnadu.^

Inlaid Chess board - Mysore, Karnataka. Camel bone Chess set - Jaipur, Rajasthan.^

Ganjifa cards and box - Mysuru, Karnataka.^

Ganjifa cards and box - Sawantawadi, Maharashtra. ^


Anonymous said...

can you mail me rules of Ganjifa as I have to submit it tomorrow in college. I am studying at NID. My email id:

Vasudha Narasimhan said...

i left a comment on your other post... I am writing a post titled using traditional game boards as a form in interior decoration. For this, I have been looking for some pictures and I found some very good ones on your blog. Would you mind if i used some from here and give the complete photo credit to your blog. please let me know asap.

Anand said...


Nice post. The ganjifa sets look pretty. Can you tell me from where i can get a set for myself? for eg, a dasavathara ganjifa or a ramayana ganjifa set.

Anonymous said...

Excellent games i love board game/s.

danloyal80 said...

hi there, really love the chess board!

say, is there any chance of getting one like that ? ? is it for sale ?

thanks a lot for sharing!

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H.S. Dharmendra said...

Dear Dan,

Both chess boards featured in this post are old ones. Anyhow, new similar boards are available.