Board games in India
Sanjay Subrahmanyan
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Living in India I can only browse and drool at all this wonderful content and think of the days when I can actually go out to a shop and buy one of these off the shelf!

So I am making a list of those that are actually available here. I amy have missed a few. Please feel free to add.

And this is my first geek list.
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1. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:1667] [Average Rating:6.28 Unranked]
Sanjay Subrahmanyan
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We all grew up on this and it is still the most found and if I may say so most 'pirated' game here.
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2. Board Game: Monopoly: London [Average Rating:4.63 Overall Rank:17590]
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The colonial hangover meant that we only got to see the Londn edition. And the local rehash called 'Trade' or 'Business' featuring the Bombay city was definitely lower priced and more popular.
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3. Board Game: Scotland Yard [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1173]
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Funskool, probably the only Indian company for kids has a deal with Hasbro so I see this these dyas.
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4. Board Game: Clue [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:8450]
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I think we get Cluedo here
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5. Board Game: UNO [Average Rating:5.36 Overall Rank:17731]
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Very popular with the kids here. My 4 and a half year old son begins the game by first taking all the wild cards to himself first!!
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6. Board Game: Connect Four [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:17801]
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Now very popular
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7. Board Game: Pachisi [Average Rating:4.48 Overall Rank:17815]
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The first game we all started with!
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8. Board Game: Chutes and Ladders [Average Rating:2.83 Overall Rank:17831]
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Another one of those early games we grew up with. A local 'Tamizh' (the language we speak here at home) version called 'Parama padham' with beautiful pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses was quite popular. One hardly gets to see those old boards these days.
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9. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:429] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
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I cannot leave that one out! That's for Vishy Anand!!!
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10. Board Game: Carrom [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:1375]
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Phenominally popular game here. Even today we can see it played in street corners through the nigh with a small light for the board. When growing up we would love to see the name 'Maria Irudayam' in our local newspapers. He was the world champion for many years. We rarely get Word Champions in India you see!
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11. Board Game: Café International [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:2394]
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Sanjay,
I discovered last weekend that there ARE eurogames in India. For some reason, a thrift store in Singapore (where I live) that I visited last weekend had an unplayed set of a game called Tactix going for a song. The graphics looked familiar and when I checked on BGG, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself the owner of Cafe International, the 1989 Spiel Des Jahres winner.
According to the information on the back of the box and the rules, the game is manufactured under the Leo Toys label of Mattel (India) under license from Mattel (USA).
It's a nice light tactical game and other than the change of the name and some slight stylistic changes to the pictures, the same game as Cafe International.
I've posted pictures of my set to the BGG entry for Cafe International.
Presumably, you should be able to get the game in India. And if they have brought in one such game, perhaps they might have brought in others.
Good luck!
 
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12. Board Game: Jitters [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:8643]
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Here's another Indian version of a game produced elsewhere. One difference is you get a rather large hourglass instead of the mechanical timer. A more significant difference is the Indian version gives you 15 dice instead of 12!
 
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13. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: The Fantasy Adventure Board Game [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:2395]
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I picked it up on MG Road, Pune.
Randomly, sometimes games turn up there.
 
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14. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:17105]
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Found it in a landmark store.
 
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