Sholo Guti (16 Beads) game is famous in south-east asia mainly in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arab, Indonesia, Nepal. This Indian Board game also known as bagh-bakri,tiger-goat,tiger trap or baghchal,draughts, 16 gitti, Sixteen Soldiers,Bara Tehn or barah goti game.
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. Sholo Guti is a game of extreme patient and intelligence. One has to be very tactful and has to move a bead very carefully while playing.
How To Play ::-
This game begins between two players and there is 32 guti 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, and left and diagonally where there is an empty space. Each player tries to seize opponent’s beads. If a player can cross a pawn of the other player, than that bead will be deducted. Thus that player will be winner who can capture all the beads of his opponent first.