5 Popular Traditional Indian Games You Should Play: Image Series


India is a country that gives importance to sports. But what most people don’t know is that India has given many indoor and outdoor games to the world.

Indian Traditional Games

Lately we posted an image series that consisted of pictures related to games played in India. The series included games that have been played traditionally in India. The image series got decent traction on social media and many were amused with the trivia. Below is the list of the games that found a place on our list.

#1 Carrom

We have all played this game at least once in our life. We all had a friend who owned a carrom board!

Carrom - Indian Traditional Games

There will be hardly anyone who hasn’t played this game. Did you know that carrom gained its major share of popularity during World War I?

#2 Indian Rummy

And here we go! The king of indoor games, right? Rummy has always been loved by Indians and it is an important part of the Indian tradition.

Indian Rummy - Indian Traditional Games

Although invented in Southern India, it is believed to be derived from other popular card games like Rummy 500, Gin Rummy and Conquain.

#3 Chess

You know a person who plays chess often is a genius. We all have tried this game of sharp minds.

Chess - Indian Traditional Games

Fun Facts: The longest chess game theoretically possible is 5,949 moves. About 600,000,000 (Six hundred million) people worldwide know how to play chess!

#4 Kabbadi

This has been one of our most loved outdoor games, and the excitement of the game is incomparable!

Kabbadi - Indian Traditional Games

Fun Fact: Six World Cups for men and Four World Cups for women have been held so far and India won golds in all of them!

#5 Kho-Kho

The game is said to have been played on raths or chariots in ancient times. It was known as rathera then!

Kho Kho - Indian Traditional Games

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