background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


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

Tant Fant DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Asia

Category Board, Space, Line


Tant Fant is an alignment game documented in Bengal during the later eighteenth and early twentieth century, but is likely to be much older.


3x3 intersecting lines with diagonals. Play occurs on the intersections of the lines. Players each have three pieces, initially placed on the sides closest to the player. Players move the pieces to an adjacent unoccupied intersection along the lines. The goal is to make three in a row which cannot be in the starting position. An alternate version requires the three in a row to be diagonal.

Datta 1933: 167.


South Asia

Ludeme Description

Tant Fant.lud


Browse all concepts for Tant Fant here.


Murray 1951: 41

Evidence Map

1 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Tant Fant 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:


Datta, J. 'A few types of sedentary games of Lower Bengal.' Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 29(1): 167–170.

Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Similar Games



Fanorona Telo


Liu Tsi

Engijn Zirge


Marelle Quadruple


Three Men's Morris



     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