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http://kreedaakaushalya.blogspot.com/2008/06/how-to-play-vim...
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I think without more evidence all we can say is that the games appear to be related in certain respects.
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Traditional games that have survived the test of time and ancient games that have not are a part of our heritage.
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m'n - the Egyptian hieroglyph for board game, also signifying "stability" and used phonetically as in the last syllable of "Tutankhamun"
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The existence of a game very similar to the Royal Game of Ur among the Jewish population in the city of Cochin (Kochi) in the state of Kerala in India indicates a transmission of the game between Iraq and India, making a relationship plausible between the Royal Game of Ur and Vimanam.

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/tradtiona...

http://content.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1...
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Looking for more information about the game Vimanam, I didn't find it mentioned in David Parlett's Oxford History of Board Games, nor in The Art of Play: Board and Card Games of India (ed. by A. Topsfield), nor in the Dictionnaire des jeux de société by Jean-Marie Lhôte. (I have one or two other books at home in which it might be mentioned, but haven't checked them yet.)

Vimanam isn't in the BGG database yet, either.
 
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Wikipedia lists it as a traditional south Indian game but as only a stub.
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Yeah, it only mentions the game on the Vimanam disambiguation page.

There seems to be at least one app for mobile devices for playing the game (or something derived from it).

I couldn't find any more "solid" or older references, although obviously other sources might yield more information.
 
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Vimaanam is described in an article, Three Typical Indoor Games of Tamil Nadu in the second volume, «Jeux indiens et originaires d'Inde» of a series of books, Art et Savoir de l'Inde.

The same game under its Tamil name of Kurankattam is described in the book, Folk Games of Tamilnadu by V. Balambal.

Kurankattam is also described on pages 260-1 of the publication, Indian Native Games by the Initiative for Moral and Cultural Training Foundation (IMCTF):

http://www.imct.org.in/thematic_books/competitions_materials...

In the Introduction, written by Irving Finkel, of the book, Sedentary Games of India, there is an extensive discussion of the Royal Game of Ur, the Cochini version of Aasha, and similar graffiti game boards found in India.
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