Typical Nepalese dice are 4-sided sticks used in a set of three for a game called Chausar or Chaupur, a game similar to the Indian Paarcheesi.|
The 4 sides are marked 1, 2, 5 and 6. The markings usually exists of 2 concentric circles around an inner dot.
On the following pictures some rare specimen that I found in the capital Kathmandu in 1999 and in 2016.
Other typical Nepalese dice with the markings: |
'spades', 'hearts', 'diamonds', 'clubs', a 'crown' and a 'flag'
are used for the game 'LANGURBURJA' (meaning dice).
It is played with a set of 6 dice were the players can put their money
on a symbol, and gain depending on how many times this symbol is thrown with the 6 dice.
This game is very similar to the lottery game 'Crown and Anchor' and is therefore
probably imported from the Channel/Northern Sea coasts.
The game is played on the street using chalk to picture the 6 symbols, or at home using a small carpet.
And some normal dice with pips. |