Kanche – Game is Still Alive

Kancha was one of the most popular games among children in the neighbourhood. It is played using marbles called ‘Kancha’. The players are to hit the selected target ‘kancha’ using their own marble ball. The winner takes all Kanchas of rest of the players.

JK Newspoint intracted with small kids playing a special game. The game’s name is ” Kanche “.


This is how this game is played.

This game is played just like carrom board game. Kids with different coloured kanche will try to hit each other’s kanche . The one who hits others kanche with his own will earn other persons kanche in return. The game can be played between any number of people.

In a 2 player game. The kanche of both the players will be placed at the center just like in carrom board game. Then each player will try to hit other person’s kanche from a distance. If the player manages to hit the kanche of other players he has his rights over them. The kanche is held on the index finger and pushed towards the other kanche with the help of the other hand.

This game might sound like a mixture of chess and carrom. In both the games you sort of try to get each other’s precious owned game objects.

It’s a great fun to play this games.
Thinking of how and where to get these kanche’s or marbles. Well, I used to get them from the old traditional soda bottles, where kanche was used to keep things sealed.

The parents should try to teach kids this kind of traditional games so that the younger generation do not forget our traditional games. And this process of teaching the traditional games should continue. So that the game doesn’t get extinct.