Originally an Indian game called Pachisi was quickly adopted by the British and renamed Ludo. In 1896, the British named Pachisi Ludo meaning "I play" in the Latin language. It is a simplified version of the original game to make it easier for children to play. The game has 16 small counters, 1 dice and printed game design on the board.
Board Game Design
Ludo is played on a flat lightweight board shaped in a square. The printing on the board has four colours brightly displayed in a grid shape into a cross. The four sections have three columns of eight squares. There is a beginning station for each player with a distinct colour choice of either blue, green, yellow or red. The middle square section is called home which every player moves towards. There are now many different kinds of Ludo boards that include large family-sized and smaller magnetic folding designed that are easy to carry on road trips and vacations.
The benefits of playing Ludo as a young child is that helps teach strategy builds focus and concentration while encouraging healthy competition among players. The maths used to decide how and when to move various pieces on the board help develop quick reasoning in children as young as 6-year-olds. It can be played between 2 to 4 people of any age making it a great family board game.