Sholo Guti ( Padmavyuham ) is very famous andpopular game in South and South- East Asia specifically inBangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar andVietnam.
It is a checker type of game like chess and it needs two players toplay the game. From this point of view we can certainly callSholoGuti game is a rural version or innovation of chess.
This game is very familiar in almost all the parts of our country.It’s specifically a very popular game in rural areas. This game hasso much popularity in some areas that sometimes people arrangetournament of this game. SholoGuti (Padma Vyuham ) is a game ofextreme patient and intelligence. One has to be very tactful andhas to move a bead very carefully while playing.
This game is one of the best sources of entertainment for the ruralpeople or folk. Rural youth and middle aged men plays this game forpassing their leisure period in late noon or in the afternoon orwhen they have no duties. We find a big gathering of village peopleof this game while it’s rains cats and dogs in the rainy season.Although we notice the gathering more and more in the village, weare also observing the attraction among the city dwellers/urbanpeople.
The equipments of this game are easily available. Generally theboard of this game is made by drawing some particular lines ortables on the plain land and we choose pieces of dry branch orsmall pieces of brick or pieces of bamboo or cane as a pawn(guti).Two players take their seat at the opposite direction of theboard.
This game begins between two players and there are 32 guti’saltogether of which everyone possesses 16 beads. Two players placetheir sixteen beads from the edge of the board. As a result themiddle line remains empty so that the players can make their movein the free spaces. It’s decided before who will make the firstmove to play.
After the beginning of the game, the players can move their beadsone step forward, backward, right, left and diagonally where thereis an empty space. Each player tries to seize opponents beads. If aplayer can cross a pawn of the other player, than that pawn will bededucted or under your capture. Thus that player will be winner whocan capture all the pawns of his opponent first.
We have made a digital version of Sholo Guti game with a fresh formto represent before you which is the holder and bearer of our oldtradition from time immemorial. In this modern version you will geta complete entertainment of this game which is full of innumerablememories.
You can also play the game here alone rather two players together.Not only that if you want you can play with the foreigners ofdifferent languages in an instant. As there’s the option of sendingpicture and text messages, you will be able to keep close contactwith the opponent player. There’s the option to gain or lose pointson the basis of the game results. These points are stored for thefuture and your world position or ranking is measured on the basisof the points. Besides storing points, all the records of yourwinning or losing the game and the total time you have spent inplaying the game will be stored for the future. You can also seeall your data in this version. Moreover some charming features havebeen added in this modern formation which will give you anexceptional feeling.
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