Deshi Games

Tower of tiles

Tower of tiles

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes how the rural game of Satchada evolved to other popular games in urban areas In the age of mobile apps, anyone would feel that Satchada (seven tiles) is possibly the name of some game or similar app. However, adults who were born till the early 90s would be able to tell that this traditional game […]

Let’s steal the bride!

Let’s steal the bride!

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree writes about Bouchi, a Bangladeshi game that seems to have faded away over the past decade Brides are precious- who does not fancy of having a doll-like bride all dressed up to be taken to the groom’s house? But the bride of Bouchi-a native game of rural Bangladesh, has something different about her; she requires to be […]

Knocked by a flower

Knocked by a flower

New Age Xtra will be shedding light on some of the forgotten games of Bangladesh over the next few months in this section. This week, Muhammad Ibrahim IbneTowhid writes aboutPhulTokkaand the reasons behind it being so popular among urban and rural children and youth PhulTokka is generally played by children of all ages. For years, this game has been played […]