The game of Ludo is probably familiar to most people. Based on the Indian game of Pachisi, it was patented and introduced in England in 1896. Playing Ludo with the Green Box makes the board smaller, but allows you to play with the rules.

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Game in progress

The board is a track that each piece must complete, and it could just as well have been square or round. In order to free up as many tiles as possible for the track, we recommend only using one tile for the “home” or goal area. In the picture, each player has a starting square and a goal square with the same symbol.

We recommend the following variations to the classic Ludo rules (which you can find on Wikipedia):

– If a player has no pieces on the board, the first piece can be entered at any throw.

– The corner spaces (with circles in our setup) are safe areas where you can not be knocked out.

– Extra throws of the die is awarded when you roll a 1, not a 6.

We also recommend you check out the rules and history of the original game Pachisi on Wikipedia.

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