Ludo - A Simple Board Game

Published: 30th July 2009
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An easy board game is referred as ludo. It is a game for two, three or four players. The game is very popular all around the world. It is termed as "Ludi" in Caribbean and "fia" in Sweden. In 6th century it was originated in India by pachisi. It is depicted on the walls of the Ajanta caves and earlier it was played by mughal emperors. The ludo game was original as patent 14636. In Germany the game is termed as "Mensch ärgere dich nicht" which in English translation means "Man, don't get mad". There is an other descend of Ludo called Uckers. Ludo is the modern classic children's version of the ancient game Pachisi. Board is made in colorful pastel shades. It is a beautiful game with bright colors that will appeal to youngsters.


It is square with a model in the shape crosswise, each arm being segregate into three adjacent columns of eight squares. The center squares form the house line for each color and can't land ahead by other colors. The center of the cross forms a big square which is the 'house' area and which is separated into 4 house triangles, each with one color. At each corner, disconnect to the main circuit are colored squares where the piece are placed to start on. Counters set up their circuit one square in from the ending of the arm and adjoining to the starting circle. The initial square, the first circle, the home triangle and all the house column squares are colored to go with the matching pieces. Each player opt one of the 4 colors.


A solitary die is thrown to decide movement. Each one get turns in a clockwise order; maximum toss of the die starts. Each toss, the players come to a decision which piece to move. A piece moves in a clockwise line around the track If no piece can move according to the number thrown, play passes to the subsequent player. A throw of 6 gives another turn. A participant must throw a 6 to move a piece from the initial circle onto the opening square on the track. The piece moves 6 squares in the region of the circuit opening with the suitably colored start square. If a piece lands on a piece of a unlike color, the piece skipped ahead is come back to its starting circle. If a piece lands ahead a piece of similar color, this structures a block. This block cannot be passed on by any opposite piece. When a piece goes around the board, it carries on up the house column. The initial person to move all 4 pieces into the house triangle wins.




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