What is Ludo, rules, conditions, and where to play

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Ludo is a popular board game that originated in India. It is a race game that can be played by two to four players. The objective of Ludo is to move your coloured tokens from their starting position around the board and into the central home area. Usually played in physical environments, the online versions became popular in recent years.

Ludo – Rules and Conditions

Each player has their own set of colored tokens, typically four in number. The game is played on a square board with a cross-shaped path divided into colored squares. Players take turns rolling a six-sided die and move their tokens based on the number rolled. The tokens move clockwise around the board, and players must try to get all their tokens into the home area by exact count. The first to achieve this feat is declared as the winner šŸ†.

The gameplay involves strategic decisions such as choosing which token to move and whether to attack or avoid opponents’ tokens. There are also special squares on the board that can help or hinder progress, such as safe zones and shortcuts.

Ludo – a game of chance or skill

Ludo is a game that combines luck and strategy, making it enjoyable for players of different ages and skill levels. It can be played for fun with friends and family or in competitive settings. A case is currently pending before Bombay High Court claiming Ludo as a game of chance and therefore amounting to gambling when played for money.

Where to play Ludo

Ludo experienced a surge in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. With people spending more time at home andĀ  seeking entertainment options within their households, online board games like Ludo became a popular choice.

Various app developers have launchedĀ  mobile game versions of Ludo which are made available through the Google Play Store / Apple AppStore with few developers releasing custom formats. Some versions also offer the game for money i.e., provides players to win prize amount.

Ludo also has it’s own share of controversies. In a shocking instance, a Pakistani women befriended an Indian through an online Ludo platform and illegally entered the country to stay with him.