Sholo Guti ( Padmavyuham ) is very famous and popular game in South and South- East Asia specifically in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Vietnam.
It is a checker type of game like chess and it needs two players to play the game. From this point of view we can certainly call SholoGuti 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 has so much popularity in some areas that sometimes people arrange tournament of this game. SholoGuti (Padma Vyuham ) is a game of extreme patient and intelligence. One has to be very tactful and has to move a bead very carefully while playing.
This game is one of the best sources of entertainment for the rural people or folk. Rural youth and middle aged men plays this game for passing their leisure period in late noon or in the afternoon or when they have no duties. We find a big gathering of village people of this game while it’s rains cats and dogs in the rainy season. Although we notice the gathering more and more in the village, we are also observing the attraction among the city dwellers/urban people.
The equipments of this game are easily available. Generally the board of this game is made by drawing some particular lines or tables on the plain land and we choose pieces of dry branch or small pieces of brick or pieces of bamboo or cane as a pawn(guti). Two players take their seat at the opposite direction of the board.
This game begins between two players and there are 32 guti’s altogether of which everyone possesses 16 beads. Two players place their sixteen beads from the edge of the board. As a result the middle line remains empty so that the players can make their move in the free spaces. It’s decided before who will make the first move to play.
After the beginning of the game, the players can move their beads one step forward, backward, right, left and diagonally where there is an empty space. Each player tries to seize opponents beads. If a player can cross a pawn of the other player, than that pawn will be deducted or under your capture. Thus that player will be winner who can capture all the pawns of his opponent first.
We have made a digital version of Sholo Guti game with a fresh form to represent before you which is the holder and bearer of our old tradition from time immemorial. In this modern version you will get a complete entertainment of this game which is full of innumerable memories.
You can also play the game here alone rather two players together. Not only that if you want you can play with the foreigners of different languages in an instant. As there’s the option of sending picture and text messages, you will be able to keep close contact with the opponent player. There’s the option to gain or lose points on the basis of the game results. These points are stored for the future and your world position or ranking is measured on the basis of the points. Besides storing points, all the records of your winning or losing the game and the total time you have spent in playing the game will be stored for the future. You can also see all your data in this version. Moreover some charming features have been added in this modern formation which will give you an exceptional feeling.
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