Athangudi: Artisans of Chettinad
An abstract family game of strategy, rooted in Indian heritage.
Easy to learn, Difficult to master.
For Ages 14+
30-40 min Gameplay
Start learning to play even before you open the rulebook. How? The Rulebox teaches you Component introduction and basic set-up. Jump straight to "How to Play" in the rulebook.
Acrylic tiles that feel reassuringly sturdy in your fingers. Waterproof, ketchup-proof, indestructible by snacks. Their only drawback, they're inedible.
Bespoke, not Generic.
Gamer or Game-host, Collector or Cafe-owner. Each has unique expectations. A tailor-made solution, no matter your need.
Space is at a premium? Stick our Space Saver anywhere. Ideal for travel as well - why lug around a box when you can have a handy pouch?
This is for the Collector who wants the game with all its bells and whistles. Features our beautiful box-art, and comes packaged in our Rulebox, that helps you learn even before you open the rulebook.
Are you a game host running a boardgame cafe or hotel? Our Cafebox comes with a special 4-minute Quick Start guide so game-hosts can refresh their memories, and enthusiastic guests can quickly learn on their own. Features reduced rule-overload, pre-set Goal tiles, and a pictorial rule explanation.
Great table presence
Great table presence
Easy to read & Easy to understand
Illustrated and easy to understand rulebook.
Beautiful colours & patterns
Easy to differentiate, colourful and pretty patterns on the tiles, making for a beautiful game.
A light strategy family game.
You play the role of a master artisan who has to lay the floor of a Chettinad Mansion using Athangudi tiles. You compete with other players to lay the most impressive Floor & to score the highest to win.
You have various ways to score points. Sequences are easy to form, but your Floor may not look pretty. Motifs and goals are harder to complete, but you'll have a very satisfying, pretty Floor at the end. Play your best moves after careful analysis, or play rapidly without too much thought. Irrespective of how you play, you are sure to have fun.
Strive for an elegant victory.
Sharpen your anticipation skills as you play this game. The most efficient way to win may not be the most elegant. Truly master the game when you can balance aesthetics & efficiency.
This is a modern, light-strategy, low-conflict boardgame, designed and manufactured in India. It is ideal as a family game, or as a starter game to warm you up on game-nights before moving on to heavier stuff. It also makes for an excellent gift or souvenir.
The next best thing.
The next best thing to actually buying a game, is watching a video about it. Satiate your curiosity and learn everything about Athangudi: Artisans of Chettinad.
A virtual tour of Athangudi.
Athangudi is a tiny village situated near Karaikudi, in the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu, in southern India. The Chettinad region is peppered with grand mansions built by wealthy Chettiar landlords, some of them over a hundred years old. One such mansion is also found in the Athangudi.
Apart from this grand old building, Athangudi's claim to fame is its handmade floor tiles. These tiles are individually hand-made by artisans in the village. Each tile is carefully coloured, packed with cement, and left to dry for several days. A tile takes almost two weeks to be ready for use. An artisan makes about 100-200 tiles a day depending on the intricacy of the pattern. Athangudi: Artisans of Chettinad, is inspired by these tiles.