Tiger and Goats

The “Roll-the-Dice How To” play Indian Goats & Tigers Board Game, Aadu Huli, Puli Meka, Bagh Chaal, Bagh aur Bakri, Huli Gatta, Pulijudam

There are many variants of this game across India. This “How-To” follows a variant played in some parts of Karnataka.

Basics

The game starts by placing the tiger on the top corner point and with no goats on the board.

As the Goats, your goal is to corner all the tigers on the board.

  • You have to place the goats on the board individually at the beginning.
  • You can move the goats only after you place all the goats on the board.
  • The goats can only move along the lines of the board and must be placed in the intersections.
  • You can only make the same move back and forth three times in a row.
  • A goat cannot be captured if there is no empty intersection for the tiger to jump.

As the Tigers, your goal is to “eat” a given number of goats.

  • All the tigers are present on the board right from the beginning.
  • You can move only one tiger with each turn.
  • The tigers can only move along the lines of the board to the next intersection.
  • You can only make the same move back and forth three times in a row.
  • Tigers cannot leap over two or more goats along a connected line.

There can be differences in the number of Goats and Tigers in each level.

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Roll-the-Dice Levels

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Goats

5

12

15

20

Tigers

1

3

3

4

Goat's Goal

Corner 1 tiger to win

Corner 3 tigers to win

Corner 3 tigers to win

Corner 4 tigers to win

Tiger's Goal

“Eat” 3 goats to win

“Eat” 5 goats to win
“Eat” 5 goats to win
“Eat” 5 goats to win