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GAME DESIGN

Through our research, we have re-created these traditional games for retail. This way, the games will be easily available to children for generations to come. All Kreeda games -

  • Use canvas for boards and are environment - friendly
  • Come with rules and background of the game
  • Are researched and tested before production

A lot of research has gone into designing the games. The board, the rules, the coins and the packaging have all been created with the intent of preserving the original feel of the games – keeping in mind the challenges that modern living represents. We have used bold colours and patterns reminiscent of the ethnic design sense of regional Indian handicrafts and artisans and all our materials are eco-friendly.

Kreeda games are -

Safe

While all our games carry the necessary cautions, we have taken special effort on games like gilli danda and bambaram to increase the safety while playing.

  • Gilli danda has been carefully whittled to avoid sharp edges and splinters while the bambaram nail has been made rust free.
  • Kreeda looks at little details of safety such as making sure the pallanguzhi is smooth and removing the hinges so little fingers don’t get caught while closing it.

Your safety matters to us and we welcome your suggestions on this.

Convenient

Another feature of our packaging is that it is designed to be optimally user-friendly for children. The locking mechanism on the box prevents the loss of small pieces and the extra room within the box enables easy packing and unpacking of the game.

Eco-friendly

Our traditional games were by and large environment - friendly. They were not bought from a store but were played with material available freely. We wish to retain that value by using materials that do not adversely affect the environment or deplete natural resources.

For this reason, we have replaced our wooden Pallanguzhi sets with new Pallanguzhi made of MDF (medium density fibreboard). This is a type of hardboard made from wood fibres glued under heat and pressure. It can be made from almost any scrap wood that is normally of limited value.

We have also ceased using natural seashells as their use directly depletes the biodiversity of our coastlines. After intensive research and experiments, we have found an alternative created with paper powder that retains the shape and the probability distributions of these shells.

Traditional

Many of these games were traditionally played with the game board drawn on the floor - something that is not feasible in the modern world. This also meant that they were portable - as long as a player knew the rules and had a piece of chalk on hand. We have maintained that portability by using a canvas board for all our games.