Supreme Court of IndiaThe Supreme Court of India is set to consider the question of what differentiates a game from a puzzle or toy. That issue is the subject of a petition filed by toy company, Funskool India, in appeal of a finding by the Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT).

In India, games are subject to a 16 percent import duty, while toys and puzzles may be imported duty-free.

The decision by assessing officers that Snakes & Ladders, Monopoly, and Upwords are games has been conceded by Funskool. The company, however, contests the status of 18 other products, including Travel Ludo, Travel Chess & Draughts, Travel Snakes & Ladders, and Junior Monopoly. These, Funskool says, are designed to be played with by children.

[via The Economic Times]