OVERVIEW: The Classic Period in Maya history gave birth to Puluc, THE party game of party games. In Puluc, capture is the name of the game. But it's not enough to JUST capture your opponent's pieces, you also have to escort them back to your base without being captured yourself! Puluc is an exhilarating, anticipation-packed, capture-the-flag-style game like nothing you've played before! Your heart will race as you capture, get captured, re-capture, and get captured again. Puluc is an ideal party game. It supports up to six players, but everyone in the room will get caught up in the action!
ORIGINS: Central America 300BCE
AUTHENTICITY: 80% *What we changed: Puluc is a moderately documented game, but required a few modifications to enhance play. We reduced the size of the board and number of players.
HISTORY: Puluc is a war-race game from the Mayan people. The original variant of the more modern Bul, Puluc pre-dates European influences in Central and South America via the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors. It was played in groups with a minimum of 12 players, and usually more than 30. The board was created from corn cobs laid out in a straight line with stones or sticks for pieces and corn kernels burned on one side as lots. The Mayans used to conduct a ceremonial ritual before planting their corn crops, which included an all-night vigil. Over time, this vigil came to include playing Puluc, which possibly accounts for the original board and lots being made from corn.
Puluc is presented in a suede leather pouch that unfolds to reveal a beautifully etched game board and luxury playing pieces. The rule booklet is made of an extremely durable composite paper laced onto the satin drawstring.
This compact take-anywhere / play-anywhere format ensures that your new game will always be accessible. The natural materials make this game stand out and are sure to be noticed. The patterns and imperfections on each piece and board add beauty and authenticity and also ensure that each copy is unique.
- Durable, Portable, and hand-made in the USA using LASER technology and natural materials
- Includes an 11" suede leather board with satin drawstring cord, attached rule booklet, 4 wood lots, and 24 playing pieces of 6 colors
(colors will vary)