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The first game in the Pocket Game Series, Bagh Chal is a 2-player abstract strategy game, native to the country of Nepal. One player controls a herd of 20 goats, the other controls 4 tigers.
Get your travel-sized copy and support the survival of this ancient game!
Thank you for all 2647 backers who helped us bring this version of Bagh Chal to life on Kickstarter.
Bagh Chal deals
Did you know? Our mission is to not only create great games that are genuine, versatile, and fun, but to have a positive social impact: we give back to the countries that inspire our games.
With the help of our backer community, we donated 1000 Bagh Chal sets to Karkhana Samuha, a local NGO in Nepal. They are distributing the games in educational institutions, organize Bagh Chal tournaments and coordinating with teachers to design actual lessons and activities around the game.
Our goal with the Bagh Chal Kickstarter campaign was to raise awareness of this almost forgotten game and it is amazing to see that now it is being reintorduced to younger generations ❤️
On the brink of extinction
We met Bagh Chal in 2019 when we spent a couple of days in Kathmandu. Recently we got to know that this ancient game is slowly being forgotten. That's why, we decided to give this game a fresh new look and put it in a travel-friendly pouch to make it appealing to younger generations. Get your copy or just spread the word to contribute to the survival of this ancient Nepali game!
To learn more about the game, watch this video from the local Bagh Chal champion of Kathmandu, Mr. Sagar Maharjan.
How to play
Your objective as GOATS is to trap all 4 tigers, as TIGERS is to capture 5 goats.
Setup: place the 4 tigers in the 4 corners of the board. The game is played in 2 phases. In phase 1, the Goat player places 1 Goat onto an available space on the board, then the Tiger player moves 1 tiger. Players continue alternating turns until there are no Goats left to be placed. Tigers can move in 1 of 2 ways: walk or capture a goat by jumping over one. Once all goats are placed on the board, the 2nd phase begins where Goats use their turns to walk as well.
Tigers win if they capture 5 Goats. Goats win if all 4 Tigers are trapped. To learn more, watch the How to play video below.
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