is a two- or four-player abstract strategy board game
Chowka bhara normally has a 5x5 square and four players, but one can also increase the number of squares depending on the number of players to any odd number x odd number (say 11x11). The 5x5 version looks as shown in the image - there will be four players each having four pawns. They will start from the four crossed squares at the outermost ring and each will play in turn using kavade
which has two options, 0 or 1. There will be four kavade
and if all 4 will result in 0, it is equal to 8. Depending on the number a player gets, he will move one pawn that number of squares, in an anti-clockwise (counter-clockwise) direction in the outermost ring, then clockwise in the next ring and again anti-clockwise in the inner circle (if it is there). The inner ring will have an entry from the second square from the extreme left of a player's crossed square i.e home
. He must complete one circle before he may move into the next ring.
A player wins if he moves all of his pawns to the center square.
If a player gets 4 or 8, he can throw kavade
again and all numbers he gets can be used to move. One value got after throwing kavade
, can be used to move one pawn. In a single turn, if a player has multiple values, he can move multiple pawns.
A player must get a kadi
i.e he should kill any one pawn of another player before he can move his first pawn into second round. Thereafter he doesn't... Read More