Ludo, based on the ancient Indian game of Pachisi, is considered one of the best board games. It goes by different names in various countries, such as Parchís in Spain and Parcheesi in the USA. In the past, it was used by kings to win wars, cash, money, and awards.
The game includes a board with four equal-sized arms, each with 3 rows of squares and 1 row of 4 pawns. The goal is to reach the home by moving around the board. The board can accommodate 2,3 or 4 players, each with the option to choose between red, green, yellow and blue colored pawns.
To begin the game, each player rolls the dice and the player with the highest number goes first. Players take turns in a clockwise order. On each turn, the current player decides which piece to move based on the roll of the dice. Pawns move in a clockwise direction. If no pawn can be moved according to the dice roll, the turn passes to the next player. A player must roll a 6 to move a pawn out of its starting position. Pawns can capture other pawns if they land on the same square. There are safe positions on the board where pawns cannot be captured by other players.
When a player's pawn reaches the outer circle, it proceeds to the home triangle. Pawns close to home can only be moved with an exact dice roll. The winner is determined by the player who successfully moves all 4 of their pawns to the final destination first.
Ludo is a game that requires skill and can be played using the rules of Pachisi, Chaupur, or Uckers.