Picaria Game Board Patterns
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Choose the Picaria game board that you want to make. Choose
from felt, pieced paper and simple printable game boards.
Download and print the pattern. Make stiffer templates or game
boards by printing on cardstock
instead of paper.
Make a durable felt or pieced paper game board using the square and
triangle templates following the instructions in The Game of Achi
craft project. This is a easy and fun beginning sewing project.
Picaria is a game of alignment with the goal of getting 3-in-a-row.
The game comes from the Keres Indians of New Mexico. Find rules for playing Picaria below.
Make Picaria game boards using these patterns following
the instructions in The Game of Achi
(felt or pieced paper) and in the
English Board Solitaire
(print, cut and play) craft projects. Idea: Learn
about the designs on
Pueblo Indian pottery by coloring the printable
black and white pattern after looking at pictures of the pottery.
Picaria Felt or Paper
Printable Game Board
Patterns are Adobe PDF files. The
Adobe Reader is available for free.
All of Aunt Annie's project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper (8.5"x11" or A4).
When printing from Adobe Reader, you may need to select Auto-Rotate and Center or
Choose paper source by PDF page size to ensure the best fit.
- How to Play Picaria
Picaria is a two-player game. Each player needs three game pieces in a
color that contrasts with the other player's game pieces. Use pennies and dimes,
two types of cereal, or pieces from another game. The object of the game is to be the
first player to get 3-in-a-row.
- Draw lots to see who goes first.
- In stage one of the game, players take turns putting playing
pieces on any line intersection, but not in the center.
- The game moves into its second stage after all pieces have been
played and no one has 3-in-a-row. Players now take turns moving
one of their pieces along a line to an empty spot. No jumping allowed.
- The first player to get 3-in-a-row wins (no spaces
between allowed). The row can be
horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. Sometimes the game is played
using just nine spaces, instead of all 13. To try this, exclude
the four inner spaces that form a square.
Have fun playing Picaria! Who can
get 3-in-a-row first?
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