Is Ashtekashte even a real word? I don’t know for sure, but I do know this is a fun game! The concept is simple. Roll the dice and move around the board. When you land on the same space as your own dude you get special powers and nobody can pass you. When you land on the same space as one of your opponents they go back to the start. Have fun!
Ashte Kashte is an ancient game of Eastern origin. The game is a race between 2-4 players which can be played by you, or the computer. On your turn, you roll the shells to move 1, 2, 3, 4, or 8 spaces. You move around the board in a counter-clockwise fashion beginning at your starting square. Once your piece has moved completely around the board, you move one ring towards the center. The movement paths are displayed on the board for your easy reference. The first player who moves all of their pieces onto the final center square with an exact roll is the winner. If your piece lands on the same square as your opponent’s piece, your opponents piece is taken and must start over from the beginning. If your piece lands on the same square as your own piece, they become a double. Double’s cannot be passed, or taken by any single piece. They can only be passed or taken by other doubles. Additionally, a double moves both pieces at the same time. The four starting places on the board are called resting squares. Any piece sitting in a resting square cannot be taken.