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How To Play Ludo: Know Rules And Components Of The Game Board 

The Ludo Boardgame is derived from the ancient Indian game Pachisi. The game has become worldwide popular now and it's now available on mobile apps as well. Here's everything you need to know about Ludo game rules, components of Ludo board, playing modes and few other interesting facts


When boredom hits, Ludo is one of the fun ways to pass the time and spend some quality time with best friends or family members. If the pandemic lockdown has taught us anything, then it’s certainly how to spend quality time with our loved ones. Popular among the young generation, Ludo Boardgame has become a global phenomenon now. Those who like to play games talk about Ludo or Ludo King(mobile version). While playing this game one learns to cooperate with each other as well as it’s quite fun. If you don’t know what is Ludo, then here’s your complete guide on how to play Ludo (online and offline). Know about how the game was derived from an ancient Indian game, rules of Ludo Board game and its components.

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What is Ludo?

Ludo has been derived from the ancient Indian game Pachisi. The objective of the game is to move 4 tokens from the starting point around the board to reach the center point (also known as the house). The player who reaches the house first wins the game. This board game is played in around 30 countries. Ludo King is an Indian free-to-play game application which is developed by an Indian studio – Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd, based in Mumbai. The game was launched on Apple as well as Android stores. In no time the game garnered a maximum number of downloads earning itself a top position. Ludo King has four modes: Vs Computer, Local Mode (pass and play), Online Multiplayer (play with other players around the world) and Private Multiplayer (play with friends in private rooms). The game is available in around 15 languages including- English, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Bahasa Indonesia, German, Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, French, Arabic, Marathi and Italian.

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Components of Ludo Boardgame:

  1. The Ludo is a strategy board game for two to four players
  2. There are four different colored corners on the board to place player’s colored tokens
  3. The board also consists of a center triangle (the house) for the winner
  4. The colored boxes in each corner have a direction for tokens to be moved
  5. The starting position is the matching colored box with a small arrow symbol
  6. The tokens need to be raced as per anti-clockwise direction
  7. The game played through a six-sided dice

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How to play Ludo Board Game:

  1. The game begins by each of the player deciding his color- red, yellow, blue or green
  2. Minimum players can be two and the maximum can be four
  3. All the players place their colored tokens in their chosen colored squares, which has four circles to place the tokens
  4. Each of the members turns the dice(in a sequential manner) to get six dots on the dice
  5. Six on the dice is needed to bring the colored token out of the square
  6. After getting the six on the dice, the player can move one token outside of the colored box and place it on the starting position- a small arrow
  7. Once a token is outside of the colored square, it can be moved as per the count of dots on the dice
  8. A player can bring all his tokens outside of the colored squares whenever he gets a six
  9. Also, the player who gets a six get a chance to turn the dice once again as a bonus
  10. Only a single token(from all the player’s tokens) can be placed inside a small box while racing
  11. If A player’s token reaches the position where B player’s token is placed, then the A player can acquire the position thereby sending B player’s token back all the way to his colored square
  12. Player B whose token has come back to the colored square now needs to get six on the dice to bring it back to the race. Once he gets a six, he can participate in the race from the starting position
  13. Once a player completes the anticlockwise direction, he can now enter the matching colored line of boxes that leads to the triangle (the house).
  14. The player has to take all his tokens (four) in the triangle (house)
  15. One who takes all four tokens to the house wins the game
  16. If there are three to four players, there can be a second winner as well

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How to play Ludo King on mobile(offline):

  1. You need to first have the free-to-play Ludo King app installed on your phone
  2. Log in as a guest or login with your contact details
  3. After completing the setup, you can see play Ludo option
  4. If you have people around you to play, then you can click on the Pass N Play option
  5. Select if all the players want to play as an individual
  6. Alongside choosing colors, you can add names of the players
  7. Now tap on the Play option
  8. You can now play the game on your device by individually turning the dices and moving the tokens
  9. You need to click on the dice or token icon and they will start moving
  10. Be sure to disable all the notifications and other alerts to avoid distractions while playing

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How to play Ludo King online with friends:

  1. Once you complete the login process, click on the Play With Friends option
  2. Next up choose your color and generate a code with which your friends can join the room
  3. If you want to join the friend’s room instead, then simply tap on the Join room option followed by entering the private code and you can start playing
  4. If you have created the room, then set an entry amount (the minimum is 100 coins)
  5. You’ll now get a code that you’ll need to share with your friends so they can join
  6. You can send this code via WhatsApp, SMS, email, or any other app of your choice
  7. Once they all join in you can start the game by tapping on the Start Game option
  8. To get started, first, you need to click on the dice on your turn
  9. The game application also allows to chat with the players, you can do this by clicking the Chat Bubble
  10. You can write the message and hit send option.
  11. There are also options of sending emojis(emojis cost 10 game coins)

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