"Ashta Chamma" is a board game of India, played during the era of kings. This game was used to improve eye-to-eye coordination, and to teach teenagers war tactics and strategy.
The movement of coins is controlled by throw of 4 cowry shells (Dice), hence it is a game of chance. "Ashta Chamma" is primarily a game of chance, but involves thinking and planning. It also helps in developing counting skills. It is an interesting and amusing way to develop strategy skills.
The game is similar but not same as Ludo.