The game has fascinated researchers keen on unraveling its many anthropological and social aspects. Scholars have conducted researches on the game to find out the various skills of students at various levels.
Pallanguzhi is mostly played by Tamil women, both in Southern India and SriLanka. Men also play it sometimes for gambling.
The Muslim community of the Tirunelveli region of southern Tamil Nadu plays this Pallankuzhi parlor game on the fifth day once the wedding by using twenty 5 subunit coins in the pits. The bride`s folks provide those coins to each of the parties taking part in the Pallankuzhi as per their custom. The type of board utilized in the Kanyakumari region is unique from different ones. The pallankuzhi board is meant in a triangular form, in order that 3 people will play with 5 pits each. All the 3 sides of the triangle have 5 pits every for all the 3 players. The board is designed terribly nicely and isn’t a common form of a board.