Dandi Biyo, considerably the national sport of Nepal till May 23, 2017, is a game in which Dandi is the stick which is approx. 2 feet long and Biyo is a wooden pin (with pointed ends) which is approx. 6 inches long. It is a similar sport to the Indian game "Gilli Danda". Dandi Biyo was majorly played by the youths of Nepal and it was very popular during the 1980s and 1990s. However, now the game’s popularity is decreasing day by day, so it is supposed to be extinct shortly. The game is played by two or more players. A game similar to Dandi Biyo is played in Baranya region of Hungary and Croatia and is known as "Pincika" and in South Korea also which is known as "Jachigi".
In the game, the biyo is laid across a 4-inch deep hole in the ground and one player jerks the dandi against the biyo to launch the biyo in the air while the fielders try to catch the biyo. If the biyo is caught by a fielder, then the turn is over and the catcher takes the dandi.
But if the biyo hits the ground, that player plays to score. The fielders try to throw the biyo into the hole while the player (hitter) tries to hit and throw the biyo away. If it goes into the hole, the hitter’s turn is over and he will lose all his points. But if the biyo does not go into the hole, the hitter plays to score by hitting the biyo at one end of the stick.