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Aadu Huli (3 & 4) - Traditional Board Game

Aadu Huli (3 & 4) - Traditional Board Game

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Aadu Huli is a traditional outdoor game that is popular in rural areas of India. It is played by two players, with one player trying to knock down a wooden block or "aadu" with a small stone or "huli." The player that successfully knocks down the aadu earns points. This game requires good hand-eye coordination, aim, and strategic thinking, as players must carefully calculate the strength and angle of their throws to knock down the aadu.

Aadu Huli is a fun and exciting game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and it is often played during festivals and celebrations in rural communities. In addition to being a source of entertainment, scientific studies have shown that Aadu Huli helps develop visuospatial skills, logical relations, heuristic strategies, analogy, and modeling skills.

This game is also popular in south Indian temples and public places such as "panchayti katte." In the asymmetrical version of the game, one player controls three tigers while the other player controls up to 15 goats, with the goats trying to block the tigers' movements.

Roll the Dice has implemented the game in multiple levels accounting for increasing difficulty, time and strategic thinking. This set consists of Levels 3 & 4.

    Also called Lambs and Tigers Game, Game of Goats and Tigers (Tamil: Aadu puli aatam, Telugu: Meka puli aata, Kannada: Aadu Huli aata), Pulijudam

     Ages: 4yrs + 

    Inside the box

    Soft and fine silk mat with dimensions 12 x 12 inches. Levels 3-4; 2 Nos
    Game is embroidered with silk thread
    Handcrafted pawns with Vegetable dye colors(Lacquer) from Channapattana
    Yellow pawn is of height 1.25 inch and 0.5inch diameter. Four pieces of Pineapple yellow pawns.
    Black pawn is of height 0.75 inch and 0.25inch diameter. Twenty pieces of black pawns.
    A small bag to pack the pawns
    A play instruction document
    6x6x2 inch Tin Box to package all the above

    Skills

    Playing Aadu Huli offers a multifaceted learning experience for children, encompassing a range of skills and capabilities. Here are some of the key areas where kids can benefit:

    Cognitive Skills:

    1. Strategic Thinking: Whether playing as Goats or Tigers, kids must think several steps ahead to either corner the tigers or capture the goats.
    2. Pattern Recognition: Understanding the board layout and predicting possible moves helps in developing pattern recognition skills.
    3. Decision Making: Choosing which animal to move and when to make a capture involves critical decision-making skills.

    Social Skills:

    1. Cooperation: When played in teams, the game fosters a sense of cooperation and collective strategy.
    2. Turn-Taking: The game teaches the importance of waiting one's turn and respecting the rules.
    3. Sportsmanship: Learning how to win and lose gracefully is an important social skill that Aadu Huli can help instill.

    Emotional Skills:

    1. Emotional Regulation: The game can be intense and requires kids to manage their emotions, whether they are winning or losing.
    2. Risk Assessment: Deciding when to take a risk, like attempting to corner a tiger or capture a goat, helps in understanding risk and reward.

    Mathematical Skills:

    1. Counting and Calculation: Keeping track of the number of goats or tigers cornered or captured involves basic counting and calculation.

    Cultural Awareness:

    1. Cultural Heritage: Playing a traditional Indian game like Aadu Huli helps children connect with their cultural roots.

    Fine Motor Skills:

    1. Hand-Eye Coordination: Placing and moving the pieces on the board helps in developing fine motor skills.

    Aadu Huli is not just a game but a well-rounded educational experience that offers cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural learning opportunities for children.

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