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Vol. XXVIII No. 9, August 16-31, 2018

Celebrate Chennai, celebrate games

Chennai is home to a wide range of traditional games that have been played for years. The temples and monuments are home to numerous boards inscribed on the floors – boards native to Chennai and those that have travelled here through cultural exchange with neighbouring states and some that even seem to indicate an exchange with other countries. The beaches of Chennai with its wide range of beautiful shells and the tree-laden with seeds and fruit have inspired numerous games that have kept generations entertained.

To celebrate this rich history of games, Kreeda – an organisation dedicated to promoting traditional sports – has been conducting a month-long road show culminating with Madras Day. A specially decorated vehicle will travel throughout Chennai for over a month, visiting schools, orphanages, old age homes, offices, apartments and even metro stations. Special permission was given to conduct the games at all the metro stations. This unique event was conducted and sponsored by Kreeda between July 16th and August 22, 2018.

The team was seen carrying a set of tables to set up the games and give people some insight into the magical world of traditional games of Chennai. It planned to cover as much of Chennai as possible, thus spreading awareness of the games across the city.

The event was flagged off from GR Complex Annexe on July 16th at 10.30 a.m. in the morning after a morning play session beginning at 9.30 am with office goers in the building.

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The Kreeda team with their gaming car.

Kreeda is an organisation that has been working for over 15 years in researching, reviving, developing and retailing traditional games of India. The focus and objective of Kreeda is not just to revive the old games but also the spirit in which the games were played.

Kreeda has a whole range of games from short solitaire ones played with locally available materials to sophisticated board games focusing on strategy as well as complex games
of dice. For more information email us at info@kreedagames. com or call 98417 48309.

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