Be Indian, Play Indian Games

Did you know that kids spend less than five hours during a week and less than four hours collectively on weekends playing? As parents, we always try to do our utmost best to encourage the spirit of adventure and build imaginative opportunities for our children to go outdoors. To encourage some more participation from kids, here are some traditional Indian games for children.They were designed on the basis of how a child would react to them and how it would apply in real life. Here are 5 best Indian games popular even today.

1-Desi Toys Gili Danda

This game is played with a peg and a stick. It requires extraordinary hand–eye co-ordination. The points that are scored by a striker depends on the actual distance that the Gili falls from the point of striking. One of the most played games, Gili Danda, brings back all the memories of our childhood.

2-Desi Toys Snakes & Ladders

The game is a simple race contest based on sheer luck and is popular with young children. The historic version had roots in morality lessons, where a player’s progression up the board represented a life journey complicated by virtues (ladders) and vices (snakes). Desi Toys brings this game in Dashavatar theme which connects you to Indian Mythology with 10 awesome stories of Vishnu Avatar/Incarnation.

3-Desi Toys Magnetic Folding Chess

The chess set is made from Indian rosewood, also known as “Sheesham” wood, a hard wood with beautiful natural grains. The chessmen are sized logically to match the size of the chess board and each piece has its own designated storage place within the board. So the chessmen won’t rattle when you carry the game, you do not lose any piece and it’s easy to carry along.It’s the best gift for children because it’s an educational game and sharpens the intelligence.

4-Desi Toys seven stone Lagori game

‘Lagori’ also known as seven stones is one of the oldest and most popular game played in India. The game involves 2 teams with a ball and flat stones/wooden blocks. One team will knock down the blocks and will try to restore the pile of blocks while the other team will try to throw the ball at the opposing team. This game is full of excitement and fun enjoyed by everyone.

5-Desi Toys Gulel

This classic Slingshot/Catapult toy from 90’s consists of a y-shaped frame held in the off hand, with two rubber strips attached to the uprights. The other ends of the strips lead back to a pocket which holds the projectile. The pocket is grasped by the dominant hand and drawn back to the desired extent to provide power for the projectile. This desi toy is a classic fun game enjoyed by everyone.

Desi Toys intends to bring popular traditional toys/games from across India under one roof and believes in providing only the highest quality Toys & Games to its customers.Toys and games were not only meant to keep children entertained, but also to teach them how to develop their minds and understand what life had in store for them. Unlike the fancy and expensive toys sold in stores today, traditional Indian toys and games were simple and took their inspiration from nature. Visit- for more!

1 thought on “Be Indian, Play Indian Games”

  1. Looking at all these games, I began seeing my flashback from those old days of playing traditional games with friends.

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