Pachisi - Medieval Wooden Board Game Known as Ludo - Length 57 cm x Width 9 cm

Handcrafted from a single block of wood by artisans from South of India, Pachisi or Pachis (25) is an ancient board game now known as Ludo, created in India in the 6th century with the earliest evidence of this game is the depiction of boards on the caves of Ellora.

Also known as Chopad and shaped like a symmetrical cross with coloured squares, the contemporary version was played by the Mughal emperors of India, a notable example being Akbar who used 16 slaves from his harem wearing the 4 colours of the game who moved to the squares painted in his royal courtyard at each throw of the dice.

Pachisi was modified to use a cubic die with dice cup and patented as "Ludo" in England in 1896 and the Royal Navy converted it into the board game named Uckers.

Pachisi is a game for two, three, or four players though four usually play in two teams. One team has yellow and black pieces, the other team has red and green. The team which moves all its pieces to the finish first, wins the game.

Measures: Two wooden boards handcrafted from a single block of wood measure    57 cm in Length and are 9 cm wide.

The game Includes: Four sets of wooden pawns coloured Red, Black, Yellow and Green including one stick dice.

Weight: 1.8 kilograms 

Note: please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachisi to learn more about this ancient game.



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