- Ludo Online
Ludo Online game info
Each player gets a color and four tokens in this color. The goal of the game is to be the first to race your tokens around the board and into the finishing square.
The board used to play Ludo has the shape of the cross. Each arm has three columns of six squares. The middle column in the colour of a player is the player’s home column. On top of the home column is the finishing square. The coloured square in the left column is a player’s starting square. The squares with a star are special squares where tokens cannot be captured.
Each player’s tokens start in their player yard, the coloured area in the corner of the board.
Players take turns rolling a single die, in clockwise direction. When rolling a six, a player can move a token from the player yard to the starting square. If the player already has a token on the board, he can also choose to move a token six squares ahead. When rolling one to five, the only option is to move a token by the amount rolled.
If you move your token onto a square with a token of another player, this token is captured and has to moved back to the player’s yard. On the squares indicated with a star, tokens are protected from being captured.
When rolling a six or capturing another player’s token, you get another roll immediately after.
If your token makes it around the board, you can move it into your home column and onto your finishing square. If you are the first to get all your tokens to your finishing square you win the game.
In our Ludo game you can decide whether you play against the computer or play in online mode (multiplayer) against real players around the world.
Online mode is available for 2 players and 4 players.
Ludo is based on the Indian game Pachisi, which was created in the sixth century CE. In 1896 a slightly modified version using a cubic die was patented in England under the name Ludo. Later on, it was converted into the game Uckers by the Royal Navy.
Many other adaptations exist, such as Parcheesi (North America), Mensch ärgere dich nicht (Germany), Mens Erger Je Niet (Netherlands), Jeu des petits chevaux (France), etc.