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What is The Jungle Board Game/ Bagh Chal?

Bagh Chal, a traditional board game hailing from Nepal, is an intriguing and strategic two-player game that has captured the hearts of game enthusiasts for centuries. It is a very popular folk game, also popular in parts of India as Puli Meka / Aadu Puli Aattam.

Derived from the Nepali words “bagh” meaning tiger and “chal” meaning move, Bagh Chal, also known as the Tiger Moving Game or Move the Tigers, brings together players in an asymmetric battle where one player controls four mighty tigers while the other commands up to twenty agile goats.

Game Description:

The game unfolds on a grid of 25 points connected by lines, serving as a game board. Four tigers endeavor to hunt down the twenty goats who cleverly defend themselves by blocking the tigers’ movements. The objective for the goats is to surround the tigers, restricting their valid moves, while the tigers strive to capture five goats for victory.

How the Game Progresses:

At the outset, the goats are placed outside the board, and the tigers take their positions in the four corners. Players take turns, with the goats moving first, initially placing the goats on free junctions and subsequently moving them along adjacent junctions following straight lines. The tigers, on the other hand, can move along the lines to adjacent junctions or capture goats by jumping over them in a straight line and landing on the next junction.

Success and Strategy:

The game requires tactical planning, strategic maneuvering, and anticipation of your opponent’s moves. Both players must carefully strategize their actions, considering every move’s consequences and potential opportunities for capturing or blocking. With its asymmetric nature and a delicate balance of power, Bagh Chal offers an engaging and mentally stimulating experience that keeps players on their toes.

We are thrilled to bring the ancient game of Bagh Chal to the digital world as The Jungle Board Game, making it accessible to players worldwide. Our goal is to revive forgotten games like Bagh Chal, which hold great cultural significance, and share them with a new generation. Through our efforts, we aim to keep the memory of these traditional games alive and infuse happiness into people’s lives.

Bagh Chal is not just a game; it’s a gateway to Nepali culture and a celebration of ancient traditions. With our digital adaptation of Bagh Chal, players can indulge in strategic gameplay, relish the unique dynamics of the game, and connect with friends or challenge our intelligent AI opponent.

Join us on this journey to rediscover the joy and excitement of Bagh Chal.

We welcome any suggestions you may have to make this experience even more captivating. Together, let’s honor the past and create new memories of enjoyment and camaraderie.

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