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Bagh-chal is a game popular in Nepal, observed in the twentieth century. This game was played by Buddhist monks in Nepal in 1976, with whom it was said to be particularly popular. It may also be played in India, particularly in places close to Nepal.


Played on 5x5 grid including diagonals and pieces are played on the intersections of the lines. One player has four tigers, placed on the corners, and the other has up to 20 goats, placed on the board on a free space. Tigers and goats can move up to one intersection along the lines on the board. Game ends when tigers have captured five goats or the goats block the tigers from being able to move.



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Hora, S. 1933. Sedentary games of India. Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 29: 5–12.

Parlett, D. 1976. 'Himalayan Games.' Games and Puzzles: The New Magazine about Games of Every Kind. 52:4-6.

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