background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


Home Games Forum Downloads References Concepts Contribute Tutorials Tournaments World Map Ludemes About

Bagh Batti DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Asia, Southern Asia

Category Board, Hunt


Bagh Batti is a hunt game played in the Garhwal region of India. It it closely similar to the games Bagh Guti and Sher Bakar, in which the hunted goats begin in a stack.


5x5 board, played on intersections, with diagonals for each quadrant of the board. One player plays with two tiger pieces, placed on the midpoints of two opposite sides. The other player plays with twenty goats, divided into four stacks of five, placed in the center of each quadrant. The goats move first. Goats may move one at a time to any adjacent vacant spot. More than one goat can be placed on the goats' starting spots, but not elsewhere. The tiger moves in the same manner, but also may capture a piece by hopping over it. Multiple captures can be made on the same turn with subsequent hops, but only the top goat in a stack is captured when a tiger leaps over it. The goal of the goats is to surround the tigers so they cannot move; when one tiger is blocked the other must be blocked on the next turn. The goal of the tigers is to capture all the goats.

Das-Gupta 1927: 297-298.



Ludeme Description

Bagh Batti.lud


Browse all concepts for Bagh Batti here.

Evidence Map

1 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Bagh Batti here.

Click on any marker or highlighted region to view the evidence relating to it.
To view all regions, please select it from the category options below.

Evidence category:

Evidence coloured based on:

Map style:


Das-Gupta, H. 1927. "Two Types of Sedentary Games Prevalent in British Garhwal." Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 23: 297-299.

Similar Games

Sher Bakar

Bagh Guti

El Perro

Sumi Naga Game (Hunt)


Sumi Naga Game (War)

Meurimueng-rimueng Peuet Ploh

Challis Ghutia





     Contact Us

lkjh Maastricht University Department of Advanced Computing Sciences (DACS), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council