Jamaican Ludo game board 24 X 24 inches
Ludo game board, in its original form, is a game that has been played for a long time throughout history. With its unique design, the modern version draws its inspiration from the original Parcheesi of Indian origin.
The Jamaican/Caribbean version has several secrets and game modes not known to exist in other versions.
You can find a variety of Ludo boards today. Many countries have adopted this game as a household pastime entertainment piece and memorabilia.
How to play ludo game
Each player rolls the die; the highest roller begins the game. Players alternate turns in a clockwise direction.
To enter a token into play from its yard to its starting square, a player must roll a 6. The player has to draw a token from home every time he gets a 6 unless the home is empty or the start box has 2 own tokens (is doubled). If the player has no tokens yet in play and rolls other than a 6, the turn passes to the next player.
Players must always move a token according to the die value rolled. Once a player has one or more tokens in play, he selects a token and moves it forwards along the track the number of squares indicated by the die. If an opponent’s token is blocking your pathway, you will need to land on the same space as the token to capture it.
If the player cannot draw a token from home, rolling a 6 earns the player an additional or “bonus” roll in that turn. If the bonus roll results in a 6 again, the player earns again an additional bonus roll.
If the advance of a token ends on a square occupied by an opponent’s token, the opponent token is returned to its owner’s yard. The returned token can be reentered into play only when the owner rolls a 6.
If a piece lands on the same space as another piece of the same color, the pieces are doubled and form a “block”. If the advance of a block ends on an opponent’s block, the latter is captured and returned to its owner’s yard, collectively.
A player’s home column squares are always safe since no opponent may enter them. In the home column, you cannot jump over your token. Roll the exact number needed to get each token onto the home triangle.
Hand made in Jamaica
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