(Last Updated on : 11/10/2013)
Traditional Games of Tawang
district include 'Majong', archery
, 'Sho' or the game of dice and 'pongor', which are played the regional inhabitants of Tawang district.
Majong in Tawang District
The game of Majong is played with the aide of small tiles by four people. In this game, the players choose tiles and abandon them, and continue doing so till a unique combination is reached when one of the players win the game.
Archery in Tawang District
Archery is amongst the most interesting games of Tawang district which is practiced by the Monpa
men-folk, particularly during the Losar festival
which is celebrated in February. The arrows and bows employed in this game are generally made of bamboo
. They are placed at about 50 to 100 metres during this game.
'Sho' or Dice Game in Tawang District
The game of Dice
, locally referred to as 'Sho', is usually played by the Monpas and participated by three persons. Two dices are used, which are shaken inside a wooden bowl. Thereafter, the bowl is turned and placed on a strip of leather, with a thumb. Seashells are utilized to count the scores of the players.
Pongor in Tawang District
Pongor is yet another game which is played by the men of the district and is a certain type of shot put.