Cowry Shell Scores
Drag the circular counters onto the game board to play the game.
As this is a very old game there are many slight variations to the rules so here is the Transum version of the rules:
This photograph was taken in August 1996 at a hill temple near Khejarala, Rajesthan, India. Carved into the rock is the board for a game. It is a five by five grid of squares, five of the squares have crosses in them.
The game is called Chowka Bhara and is one of the oldest board games still being played in certain parts of India. There are references of this game in some ancient Indian epics like the Mahabharata.
This game has been traditionally played on a silk cloth-lined board and with 4 cowry shells used as dice.
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