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Picaria Game Board Patterns

Picaria Game Board - print, cut and play
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Printing instructions

Choose the Picaria game board  that you want to make—felt, pieced paper, or 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 an easy and fun beginning sewing project.

Make the simple printable game board  following the instructions in the English Board Solitaire craft 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 (printable game board) 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
Pattern for a felt Picaria game board
Printable Game Board
Pattern for a printable Picaria 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.

  1. Draw lots to see who goes first.
  2. In stage one of the game, players take turns putting playing pieces on any line intersection, but not in the center.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
Picaria Game Board - felt or pieced paper

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New Mexico Pottery digital paper

Tip: Download and print this New Mexico Pottery digital paper to decorate your Picaria Game Board or print it onto fabric to make a small bag for game pieces. Get inspiration for your own repeating patterns by looking at the designs on Pueblo Indian pottery.

Paper pieced Picaria Game Board

Tip: The game board can be made from felt, paper or cardstock by cutting out squares and triangles and assembling with needle and thread or glue. Punch or cut circles to place at each of the 13 intersections. For detailed instructions, see the The Game of Achi project.

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