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Classic Cross-and-Circle Game - Try to Get Home
Item Number: 1248
Learn How to Play Parcheesi
Also known as ludo or parchisi.
A classic, multi-player cross-and-circle game.
Uses a square playing board with holes that make up a cross or X shape.
A great game for blind and sighted players.
Wooden game-board is a full 6 inches square .
Board features indented holes which the pegs fit snuggly into.
Each color of playing piece has a different tactile shape on top.
Game is self-contained, with a folding design to keep everything together.
Also known in different parts of the world as Ludo
, Parcheesi is the classic cross-and-circle game that's been played in India since the 500's, in the U.K. since the 1800's, and in the States for almost a century! It employs a square playing board with holes that make up a cross or X shape. The game can be played by two, three, or four players, and involves each player desperately trying to get one of his or her four playing pieces into the very center hole on the board (known as Home). You roll one or two dice to determine how many squares you're allowed to move, and from there it's up to your logic and strategic calculations to determine which piece you should choose to move - and in what direction!
Naturally, this adapted tactile game is entirely playable by blind and sighted players alike. The six-inch square wooden game-board features indented holes which the pegs fit snuggly into. Each color of playing piece also has a different tactile shape on top (flat, round bump, square, or triangle) so that everybody will know whose pieces are whose. And the entire set folds to hold the board and all its pieces together when not in use.
Go ahead ... Try your hand at what's often subtitled "The Royal Game of India" - and one that used to be played with real people, not just pegs. The allure and draw of the game hasn't changed over all these 1,500 years - it's just gotten a little friendlier, that's all!
Package Weight: about 9.5 ounces.
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