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Ludo is probably one of the oldest board games with thousands of followers playing online or traditionally.

The game contains a board divided into 4, a dice, and 4 tokens colored in different ways for each player. The target of the game is to order first the checkers in the finish area. Ludo is usually played by 2 or 4 players.

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Game History and Popularity

The actual board game Ludo comes from the Indian game Pachisi, also known as “chaupar”, and “chausar” (see Penn Museum information). The description of this ancient game dates from the 16th century. According to Wikipedia Pachisi was created in the 6th century.

It was officially licensed and released under the name “Ludo” in England in 1896. A couple of its more popular variations include Sorry! and Trouble.

Ludo is popular all over the world, especially in Europe. Some of the names in different countries include “Mensch Ärgere dich nicht” in Germany, “Mens-erger-je-niet in the Netherlands”, “Parchis” in Spain, “Le Jeu de Dada or Petits Chevaux” in France, “Non t’arrabbiare” in Italy, “Fia med knuff in Sweden”, and “Parqués” in Colombia.

Interesting data about Ludo history.

Ludo Rules

Ludo can be enjoyed by everyone, young and elderly alike. The rules are not complicated, which makes for enjoyable and relaxing game play. Pay attention though, as one removed token can turn the tides of the game and heat up emotions!

Game Goal

Be the first player to have all four of your color pieces in the “Finish” area of the board.

Playing

The Ludo board is divided into 4 squares. These are typically colored yellow, green, red, and blue. Each player is assigned a color and has four tokens in the same color. The board is normally square with a cross-shaped play space, with each arm of the cross having three columns of squares, usually six per column.

The middle columns usually have five squares colored; these represent a player’s home column. A sixth colored square not on the home column is a player’s starting square. At the center of the board is a large finishing square, often composed of colored triangles where the players have to collect all the 4 tokens to finally finish Ludo game.

The game is started when a player rolls the number 6 on the die. If the player has no tokens yet in play and rolls other than a 6, their turn passes to the next player. Once a player has one or more tokens in play, he selects a token and moves it forwards along the track the number of squares indicated by the die.

Players must always move a token according to the die value rolled. Passes are not allowed. If no move is possible, the turn moves to the next player. Also, if a player rolls a “6” three times in a row, they miss their next turn.

Movement

Ludo board game allows each token to be moved 1 to 6 positions clockwise, according to the rolled number. Whenever a player lands on an opponent’s token, the opponent’s token gets sent back to their base. The exception to this rule is when a player lands on a special spot with a shield symbol and his token is considered “safe”.

Also, in our version of Ludo online, if a player happens to land on a spot with a die symbol, they earn an extra roll of the die.

Details about different actual and antique Ludo games and rules.

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Ludo is famous in:
  1. 🇧🇷 Brazil
  2. 🇮🇳 India
  3. 🇻🇪 Venezuela
  4. 🇫🇷 France
  5. 🇺🇸 United States
  6. 🇵🇪 Peru
  7. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
  8. 🇨🇦 Canada
  9. 🇵🇰 Pakistan
  10. 🇦🇪 UAE

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