Playing Now: Cricket As A Card Game
Launched by a former sports journalist, "Chai Cricket" has 60 cards.
You can play cricket as a card game now over a cup of tea. Launched by a former sports journalist, "Chai Cricket" has 60 cards. A maximum of four members can play at a time. Each player gets six cards and rest of the 36 cards stay in the pool for players to pick and play.
The players get six turns alternatively to drop a card and pick one from the pool or from the set dropped by others. Each of the card would have a cricketing element which sets the cricket game moving. These include runs, no ball, wide, penalty runs and different forms of outs including leg byes. There is also a super strike that scores 10 or 12 runs. There are wide combinations too like 'a wide plus four runs' or 'a no ball plus six runs'. The game came would be over a tea literally or during a short break or a drive.
The founder, Bagawati Prasad aims to convert the endemic cricket frenzy into an anytime card game. Last year his bootstrapped company "Butter Fingers" had launched 10D Cricket Family Board Game that brought families together for this 'desktop cricket'. He told NDTV "My aim is to make India a sporting nation by educating and inspiring the next generation as well as their parents through many offline sports activities".
Priced at Rs 149, the game, according to Bagawati, is very flexible, lending itself to a series of modifications or creativity of the players.
The cricketing season all set to begin with the world cup and IPL lined up, the journo turned entrepreneur hopes this would turn his innovation into a household item.