Re: New to Group
Nancy Rector (Nanrector@AOL.COM)
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 13:11:59 -0500
I happen to have a book from the library called "Chidrens Traditional Games
from 137 Countries and Cultures". I looked up india and they had 3 games
listed but only one did not require a large area. Here is the info. It is
meant for only 2 playes at a time though. Hope it works for you.
Owner Cub Resources
Assistant Cub Master Pack 3506
Salt Lake City
VULTURES AND CROWS
Number of Players: 2
Play Area: anywhere
Materials: a piece of paper or other flat surace on which the game board can
be drawn. One marker for the vulture, six diffferent colored markers for the
Players draw the game board on the paper or other surface. (this is a 5
pointed star like you learned to draw in school-there is a black dot at each
place the lines cross each other 10 dots in all-couldn't send picture hope
this is clear)
2 players have an unequal number of markers: the game pits one vulture
against 6 crows. the vulture may jump one or more crows at a time and take
them off the board. the crows may only moe one space at a time. the
vultures goal is to eat all the crows (remove them from the board). the
objective of the crows is to force the vulture into a corner so that it
cannot move. players may want to experiment with using 5 and 7 crows to see
how this changes the play of the game.
to play, the player with the crows takes the firsdt turn, placing one crow on
any dot on the board.
then the player with the vulture places it on any point on the board. next
turn another crow is placed. the vulture begins to move one space on every
turn. it may jump over a crow, so long as it can land on an empty point
beyond. that crow is then removed from the board. the vulture may eat more
than one crow in a series of jumps. meanwhile the other player continues to
place the crows until all are on the board.
play continues with alternate moves by each player. the vulture wins if it
succeeds in eating all the crows. the crows win if they can trap the vulture
in a corner and prevent it from moving.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City