Ludo is a classic board game that traces its history back to the time of the Pandavas (remember Shakuni & his Shadyantras!). The board game was then known as Chaupar, infamous for the tussle between the Pandavas & Kauravas!
Ludo is one board game that is found in every Indian household. If there's one board game that brings the entire family together for a round of fun and laughter, it is the game of Ludo. Well, it is also that game where if you start losing, the best rule (escape, really!) is to turn over the ludo board and run away!
This super fun Ludo board game comes at a really affordable cost and is best for those afternoons of family get-togethers, fun evening hangouts with friends, and those serene weekends with kids . What more, this board game also comes with the classic ludo twin, the snakes and ladders board game. Now, now, this is such an added bonus, right? Be the Snake expert too. Have the best of both worlds, with an extra layer of fun!
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How to play Ludo board game?
Set up the Ludo board; place all your pieces onto the coinciding colour pocket.
Decide who goes first by the roll of the die. Whoever rolls the highest number goes first.
You need a six to bring your pawn to the play area of the board game.
Take turns to roll the die and determine how many spaces does the pawn move on the Ludo board.
Capture the opponent's pawn by landing on the same tile. Once this happens the opponent's pawn has to go off the play area of the board game.
Ludo board game continues until all the pawns reach the home area of the board game.
How to play Snakes and Ladders board game?
Each player puts their counter/ peg on the space that says "start here".
Now, players take turns to roll the dice. The pegs are moved as many spaces as the number reflected on the die.
If there's a ladder on the space you reach, you move up on the board. If you encounter a snake, you need to slide down to where the tail ends on the board.
The player who reaches HOME/ 100 first wins the snakes and ladders board game.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Which country invented Ludo?
Ludo board game, or Pachisi originated in India around the 6th century. The earliest evidence of the board game is the depiction of boards on the caves of Ajanta!
What is Snakes and Ladders called in America?
The most popular edition of snakes and ladders in America is Chutes and Ladders that was released by 1943 by Milton Bradley.
Is this a suitable choice for birthday game ideas for kids?
Yes. Ludo makes for the perfect birthday game for kids.
Is Ludo like Sorry?
Sorry board game is based on the same basic principles as Ludo, but is in fact, a different game.
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