Ludo is a board game for two or more players, in which the players race their four pawns from start to finish according to the rolls of a single dice
There are four different colors in the game from which each player can get their positions.
## Ludo is derived from the Indian game Pachisi. ##
The board is normally square with a cross-shaped play space, with each arm of the cross having three columns of squares—usually six squares per column.
The middle columns usually have five squares colored; these represent a player's home column. A sixth colored square not on the home column is a player's starting square.
At the center of the board is a large finishing square, often composed of colored triangles at the player’s home columns.
At the beginning of the game, each player's four pawns of play and staged in one of the large corner areas of the board in the player's color.
To enter a pawns into play from its yard to its starting square, a player must roll a 6. If the player has no pawns yet in play and rolls other than a 6, the turn passes to the next player. Once a player has one or more pawns in play, he selects a pawns and moves it forwards along the track the number of squares indicated by the die. Players must always move a pawns according to the die value rolled. Passes are not allowed; if no move is possible, the turn moves to the next player
When a 6 is rolled, the player may choose to advance a token already in play, or may enter another staged pawns to its starting square. Rolling a 6 earns the player an additional or "bonus" roll in that turn. If the bonus roll results in a 6 again, the player earns an additional bonus roll. If the third roll is also a 6, the player may not move and the turn immediately passes to the next player.