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Chowka Bara Pawns

Chowka Bara Pawns

Regular price Rs. 500.00
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Introducing the premium Chowka Bara pawns from Roll the Dice. These expertly crafted pawns are made by skilled artisans from Channapatna, known for their traditional lacquerware making skills. Each pawn is made with attention to detail and care, ensuring that they are not only beautiful but also durable.

The pawns come in a variety of colors and designs, adding a touch of personality to your game night. Whether you're playing with friends and family or looking for a unique gift, these pawns are the perfect addition to your Chowka Bara game set. Upgrade your game with Roll the Dice's Chowka Bara pawns and take your game play to the next level!

About Chowka Bara

Chowka Bara is an exciting and engaging indoor game that is popular in India. It involves rolling cowrie shells, known as kavade, to determine the next move. This game not only tests players' patience, strategy, and critical thinking skills, but it is also a great way to bring family and friends together and create lasting memories.

Do you know?

In South Karnataka, players use the following phrases while playing Chowka Bara

Use these to make the play more exciting

itta-mane-chith” – an opponent player has to call out/shout “itta-mane-chith”  quickly when a pawn is placed in a particular square. Then the player can not revert or change her move if this is called out, else they can modify their play. Useful when player has missed using some advantageous moves.

muttidd-kai-chith” – Opponent player has to call out/shout “muttidd-kai-chith” quickly as soon as a pawn is lifted, so that player has no other option, but to move the same pawn. The player might have lost a chance for a good move.

moor naak shyam / moor ent shyam” – If a player throws four or eight consecutively then the opponent player can call out/shout “moor ent shyam or moor naak shyam”. If the opponent calls out first, then the numbers are nullified for the player. If a player calls out first then she can use all the 4s or 8s she has rolled.

Inside the box

Handcrafted pawns with Vegetable dye colors(Lacquer) from Channapattana
Each pawn is of height 1 inch and 0.25inch diameter.
Six pieces of Orangey Orange pawns
Six pieces of Cherry Red pawns
Six pieces of Pineapple Yellow pawns
Six pieces of Basil Green pawns
Six pieces of Natural Black Cowrie shell ( Kavade )
A small bag to pack the pawns and Cowrie shells

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