Catch me if you can!!
Bangles are very popular in all parts of India. Excavations have unearthed colourful and handcrafted bangles, made of different materials, dating back many centuries in various parts of India.
Kreeda’s thread bangles are light-weight and are hand crafted by local artisans.
A Little Colour. A Little Craft. A Lot of Fun
In the colourful alleys of Rajasthan the game of 5 stones is played with beautifully hand-crafted game pieces made of lac. Kreeda introduces these special game pieces if you wish to add a little colour to your game.
Our pieces are specially handcrafted for Kreeda by master craftsman – Avaz Mohammed, a National award winner and a sprightly 72 year old.
Age : 5+
This is a two-player game of skill, strategy, and thinking like chess. There are 3 tigers and 15 goats. The tigers try to kill the goats while the goats try to corner the tigers so they cannot move. This is a game requiring concentration and planning. Suitable for children over five and adults.
Age : 8+
Four players can participate in this game that's similar to Ludo. The purpose is to take your counters from the starting point to the safety of home. However, the game is traditionally played with cowrie shells instead of dice. To protect our biodiversity, we have discontinued the use of cowrie shells and we use game pieces made out of paper powder handmade by women. We seek your support in this initiative. This game is suitable for children over five and adults.
Age : 5+
This is a game drawn from an old book written in Sanskrit by Harikrishna, son of Venkatram in the late nineteenth century. It is interesting to read the first stanzas of the book and appreciate the importance he gave to play.
“I hereby describe the organization, structure and rules of this ancient shastra (games), the reason being that there is no such book available and the scholars do not study them. In this book there is a description of several board games, the intention of this shastra being that people will enhance their brain power by playing them.”
It was about the same time that Krishnaraja Wodeyar of Mysore developed and promoted many similar interesting games.
The game we have here is a simple strategy game described by Harikrishna as a game in 24 squares. We have used the Sanskrit description he has given as the name of the game. Chathurvimshathi Koshtaka simply means 24 boxes or squares.
This is a battlefield game where two players with eight coins each battle it out to gain control of enemy territory.
Easy to carry along and convenient to play anywhere. Priced reasonably, it makes great return gifts for parties or other occasions.
Age : 7+
Spinning a top is a fun experience for children - a skill that unfortunately seems to be dying out. Kreeda’s bambarams are brightly coloured in the trademark red and yellow. The non-rust nails make the top safer for the children. Suitable for children over five and adults.
Age : 8+
The third part of the series. the object of this game is to get four coins in a row through strategy and planning. Designed to be a pocket game that can be carried around it makes an ideal take home gift for parties or to carry along for travel. It is a game requiring intelligence and quick thinking.
Age : 5+
Kattam Vilayattu (The Square Game – Level II)The second level of Kattam Vilayattu is designed to be a pocket game that can be carried around. A slightly more difficult version than the first, it makes an ideal take home gift for parties or to carry along for travel. A two player game, it is suitable for children over five and adults.
Age : 5+
This is a game conceived by Kreeda, and follows the footsteps of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita through the forest. In the Ramayana, Dasharatha, Rama’s father, is forced by an old promise to send Rama, his eldest son away to the forest for fourteen years. Rama is accompanied by his wife Sita and brother, Lakshmana. In the forest they have many adventures and face many hardships. Vanavaas - The Adventures in the Forest lets you understand their experiences and brings you face to face with the demons they meet in the forest. In the game, the footsteps are pictured as sandals - the old and traditional footwear worn by forest dwellers and rishis. The game is played with long dice which are the traditional dice in India. This game begins with Rama and Lakshmana leaving Ayodhya and follows their adventures in the forest. The game takes you through the stay at Chitrakoot, Bharata’s encounter with Rama, the meeting with Shoorpanaka and the incident of the golden deer. The idea of the game is to introduce the characters of the epic to children in a fun package which is easily absorbed and retained. It is suitable for children over five with some adult guidance. Now available with paduka shaped coins.
Age : 4+
This is a game conceived by Kreeda, and is a sequel to Vanavaas. In the Indian epic Ramayana, Dasharatha, Rama’s father, is forced by an old promise to send Rama, his eldest son away to the forest for fourteen years. Rama is accompanied by his wife Sita and brother, Lakshmana. Vanavaas - The Adventures in the Forest follows their experiences until the kidnapping of Sita.
In this sequel, you follow the adventures of Rama and Lakshmana as they search for Sita and seek the help of the vaanaraas or monkeys.
Age : 5+