Kreeda is one of the most fascinating Indoor and Outdoor Games brands involved in shaping the minds of our kids and us alike by bringing to life India’s ancient board games in modern packaging.
Kreeda started as a writing assignment on traditional Indian games, which soon evolved into a series of articles for the Hindu Young world. Vinita Siddhartha, who headed this effort was flooded by calls from schools, kids, and parents alike to transform this content into real-life games and learning tools that we could hands-on play and engage with.
Thus was born Kreeda – an assortment of Indian traditional board, outdoor and other forms of indoor games with a strong focus on environment friendliness by avoiding plastics and using naturally available material.
Kreeda is available at a large number of stores located in Bangalore, Bellary, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
What excites us:
The games are very well designed and are aesthetically pleasing to play with. I played a few of these. They not only acted as a leisure activity but are a great conversation starter and a great way to build the spirit of teamwork. Most of these games imbibe a great sense of healthy competition, mutual tolerance, tactical and strategic thinking skills.
I can broadly divide their assortment into three categories:
- The spinning and balancing games like Bambaram and Hoop Sticks
- Ancient board games like Chaupad
- Knowledge-based card games like Memories of Madras
We loved the way some old games are given a more sleek colorful touch. The hoop stick, in particular, is an ultra-favorite of mine. A beautifully recreated version of the old cycle tyre – and a cane hoop stick. While inherently it is fun to play with, the colour and finish makes it child friendly & significantly more attractive than the usual and stick.
Some of the board games give a more traditional touch to common games. A few of them are Chaupada or Ashta Chemma which are akin to Ludo, Param Pada Sopanam ( Snakes & Ladders), or Kattam Vilayattu which is a version of noughts and crosses.
Some others are games that are on the verge of moving to obscurity if not for brands like Kreeda. A few of these are Dahdi, Pallanguzhi, etc.,
Dahdi is one of my favorites which aims to get as many points as possible by getting three pieces in a row. Two players are given 9 coins each. The players try to move them to get 3 coins in a row. Although the purpose is similar to noughts and crosses, the game is far more complex as coins can be moved and the opponent’s coins can be removed.
But what I found amazing was the way few informational games were designed. Their games make our folklores and mythology easy and fun to access. Search for Sita, Battle of Lanka deserves a special mention.
All the games are designed such that it can be carried around. Thus making them ideal take-home gifts for parties or to carry along for travel.
All the games are priced within a range of INR.100 to INR.1700, with most of the games within a very affordable range of around INR.250 -INR.400.
They ship across the country. You can find their entire portfolio of indoor and outdoor games by clicking on the visit shop button above.
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