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Pachisi (400)

Average Rating: 4.44/10
Board Game Rank: 10952
Children's Games Rank: 564
Family Game Rank: 1331
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400
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
5 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
5 and up
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Pachisi
Alternate Names
1,2,3,... ich fange Dich!
Asterix: Le Gaulois
Ausgeflippt
Aviation Game
Baby Boom
Bamse & Kylling, Kaj & Andrea Ludo
Bamses Dunder-Fia
Car Parking
Catus pada
Chapad
Chaupar
Chaupat
Chausar
Chi va Piano va Sano
Chińczyk
Chopad
Circus Ludo
Človeče, nehnevaj sa!
Člověče, nezlob se
Club Parcheesi
Cờ Cá Ngựa
Cờ Đá Ngựa
Čoveče, ne ljuti se!
Čovječe, ne ljuti se!
Człowieku, nie irytuj się!
Don't Worry
Don't Worry The Simpsons
Drechsler's Store Ludo-spil
Eile mit Weile
Fia
Fia med hutt: Ett vansinnigt roligt spel för glada och sorglösa människor
Fia med knuff
Fia utan knuff
Flipper Mensch ärgere Dich nicht
Frakk: Ki nevet a végén?
Frustrissimo
The Game of Chessindia
Game of India
Game of Louisa
Garfield's Lieblingsspiel
Gelini Pachisi
Gero
Giant Ludo
Go Play Magnetic Ludo
Golden Ludo
Griniaris
Hâte-toi lentement
Hello Kitty Pachisi
Hinaus mit ihm
Hop, Hop, Monti
Hoppla! Raus!
Horse Chess
Horse-Race Chess
India
Indian Home Game
Indicus Ludus Tchûpur
Jeu de Dada
Jeu des petits chevaux
Juego del Parchis
Ki nevet a végén?
Kizma Birader
Kotipeli
Lache nicht zu früh!
Lass dich nicht rauswerfen!
Lass dich nicht rauswerfen!
Lauf, Löwe, Lauf!
Ludi
Ludo
Ludo and Snakes And Ladders
Ludo Drinking Game
Ludo oder Wer Pech hat!
Magical Ludo
Magnetic Ludo
Magnetic Pacheesi
Der Mann muss hinaus
Marsch Raus
Marsch Raus Mit Ihm!
Mens erger je niet
Mensch ärgere Dich nicht
Mickey Mouse Ludo
Minervum
Mr. Rush's Ludo
Ne nevess korán!
Die Nervensäge
Nicht Aufregen
Noddy's Ludo
Non t'arrabbiare
Nu te supara frate!
Nur keine Aufregung
Nur keine Aufregung!
Oh Pardon Classic Ludo
Original Ausgeflippt!
Pa-Chiz-Si
Paardjesspel
Pachees
Parcheesi
Parcheesi: Royal Game of India
Parcheesi: The Classic Game of India
Parchési
Parchesi
Parchís
Parchis de los Animales
Parchis dos Animais
Parchisi
Parkasé
Los Parques
Parqués
Parxís
Pat
Patchesi
Pelle Politibil ludo
Les Petits Chevaux
Petits chevaux (les)
Pig-a-back
Plaag me niet!
Plezier voor vier
Raus!
Reis Ümber Maailma
Riču-Raču
Royal Game of India
Royal Ludo
Royal Parcheesi
Die Ruhebank
Die Ruhebank
South Park Don't Worry
Das Spiel
Stop
Toc
Tock
Tok
Tom & Jerry
Tom & Jerry's Game of Ludo
Le Tour de France: Gagnez en émotion
Tracks
Travel Ludo
Twenty-Five
Verlies je Hoofd Niet
Viteže ne ljuti se
Wa-Hoo
Weg mit der Schlafmütze!
Wer zuletzt lacht
Wirf Raus
Αγωνία
Γκρινιάρης
Не се сърди човече
Рич-рач
飛機棋
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Description Edit | History

Pachisi, the national game of India, dates back to 4 AD and remains popular today. Each player has a set of pawns that start in his or her corner of the board. The goal is to move the pawns around the board to the "home" section. Movement is controlled by dice. All players move around the same board, so they may capture each others pawns. Captured pawns are returned to their player's corner and must start their journey over. The winner is the first player to move all pawns "home".

Parcheesi is the westernized version.

The usual game is for 2-4 players. Jumbo's version handles up to 6.
There is also a Schmidt-Spiele edition with a double-sided board. One side for 4 players, the other for 6.
Juegos de la Antigüedad Parchis boards are up to 8 players.

'Wa-hoo' (or 'Wahoo') is a homegrown variant of the game, popular in Texas and surrounding states since the early 1900s, which features different rules and team play.

Another homegrown variant is to prohibit players to capture each others pawns. But this overprotective variant is not recommended!

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Facts:

"Mensch ärgere Dich nicht" is a very well known German board game, developed by Josef Friedrich Schmidt in 1907/1908.
The game was issued in 1914 and sold about 70 million copies.
It is similar to Parcheesi, but has several considerably different rules. In Mensch ärgere dich nicht
- You only roll with one die, not two. There are therefore no bonuses (which often give you choices in Parcheesi) and penalties for rolling doublets. Instead, you roll the die again if you rolled a 6.
- You start the game with a pawn on your enter space.
- It is much harder to enter a pawn after the beginning of the game. This happens on a 6 (probability 16.67%), whereas the probability in Parcheesi to roll a 5 on one of two dice or with both dice together is considerably higher (41.67%). So it is much less likely that you have more than one movable pawn which would present you with choices when you roll.
- There are no bonuses for capturing opponent's pawns or for reaching home.
- There are no safe places where you can't be captured by an opponent, not even your own enter space.
- You have to move any pawn off your enter space first chance you get unless there are no more pawns in waiting to enter as well. Which also reduces the number of decisions you can make.
- Blockades with two pawns of the same colour on a space aren't possible under the standard rules, they are only an optional variant.
- The board is somewhat different, particularly there is no home path leading up to a home square.
These differences are based on the rule PDFs of the Mensch ärgere dich nicht rules by Schmidt Spiele and the Parcheesi rules by Hasbro (version from 2001).

The game is known as Ludo in Norway, and in England, Australia and New Zealand (from Latin ludo, "I play"), and the publishers, Damm/Egmont have used the same design on the box since the second world war.

Book references:

The game was published, described or mentioned in the following book(s).

Contents

gameboard
16/24 pawns (4/6 different colours, 4 in each)
2 dice
rules

Microbadges

mb - Pachisi fan

mb - Ludo fan

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Mensch ärgere Dich nicht
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Schmidt Spiele 100th anniversary "original" edition
Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
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Year: 2014
Product Code: 49058
Size: 7.01 x 4.45 x 1.26 inches
0.28 pounds
German
Release Date: Jan 2014
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Mensch ärgere Dich nicht
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Schmidt Spiele German 100th anniversary edition
Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
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Year: 2014
Product Code: 49277
Size: 14.69 x 10.71 x 2.24 inches
1.43 pounds
German
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Non t'arrabbiare
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Editrice Giochi edition 2013
Publisher: Editrice Giochi
Artist: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Year: 2013
Product Code: PROG2000009
Size: 8.27 x 8.27 x 1.97 inches
0.55 pounds
German, Italian
Release Date: May 13, 2013
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Year: 2011
Size: 10.50 x 8.00 x 2.50 inches
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Schmidt Spiele Spongebob Squarepants Edition 2010
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1 Pachisi print-and-play
Print-and-play file for pachisi, by Damian Walker. The original Indian game, not dumbed-down Western versions. Designed to be printed on three sheets of A4 or US Letter paper or card. Includes pieces and cowrie dice.
English
2014-07-03
3 Wahoo: Oklahoman Rules & Strategy (for Print)
Wahoo-Oklahoman-v1.doc Version 1.0, December 2007, Shane Bartlett (shaneb). Full rules & beginning strategy for the Wahoo variant my family plays. Offers much more strategy than the commercial variants. Please let me know how your game goes.
English
2007-12-16
16 Pachisi
Pachisi, by Damian Walker. Traditional Board Game Series, Leaflet #20 (second edition). Note that this is for the original Indian game, not the dumbed-down Western versions that dominate BGG's Pachisi page.
2007-07-05
7 TOK Instructions.doc
Instructions for TOK, a parcheesi variant with cards
2004-05-06
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Board Game Rank: 10952
Children's Games Rank: 564
Family Game Rank: 1331
Num Ratings: 2699
Average Rating: 4.44
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