Have fun and play with your friends and family the fastest, easiest and best “DON’T get angry, man!” game, a simple version of Pachisi (Parcheesi)!
Choose from 3 different modes:
- Minimum rules (default)
- Standard rules based on the German version of Ludo
- World Championship rules based off the Championship games in Germany.
“DON’T get angry, man!" (translated from German) is a popular version of Ludo originating in Germany. The strategy board game requires 2-4 players to race their pieces from start to finish according to the rolls of a single die. The original Ludo is derived from the Indian game Pachisi, but simpler.
Each player has 4 game pieces. Whoever gets all their pieces to the finish first is the winner. The game can continue to crown a second-place winner and third-place winner as well, while the last to reach Home loses.
Get the dice rolling and play DON’T get angry, man! - the simplest version of Ludo!
GAME RULES (For all modes)
For each player you can choose a human or computer player (AI Robot).
This is the “home player”.
Only the home player can score points for the game store.
There are no safe fields.
Only one figure can occupy a playing field.
If a piece makes it around the board, it can move into the target fields. Within the four target fields, players are not permitted to jump over their own pieces.
If a player can hit more than one piece, they may choose which or decide not to hit any..
Each player is allowed to roll 3 times if they have no other pieces on the board (including the target).
If a 6 is rolled, the player may choose to take a new piece out or move any piece already on the board. Afterwards, they get to roll again- but only once per turn! Roll 6 again and no additional turn is granted.
ADDITIONAL RULES (For Standard and Championship only)
When rolling a 6, a player must pull out a new piece.
After rolling a 6, the player is required to move their new piece next to free the starting field. Until the starting field is open, no other pieces can move. This rule applies only if the player has pieces still waiting to be placed on the board or if the player’s own pieces aren’t in the way.
CHAMPIONSHIP RULES ONLY
Knocking pieces out is the highest priority and supersedes all rules.
Now go get started playing DON’T get angry, man! - one of the world’s favorite board games!
According to Wikipedia, the German version of Ludo is called "M. ärgere Dich nicht" (Man, don't get upset/angry), and has equivalent names in many other languages.
In Greece, the game is called "Γκρινιάρης" [Griniaris] (Grumbler) referring to typical player behaviour.
In Italy, it is called "Non t'arrabbiare" (Don't get upset).
In Poland, Ludo is commonly referred to as "Chińczyk" (The Chinese), though an equivalent form to the German name also exists ("Człowieku, nie irytuj się!").
In Estonia, it is named "Reis ümber maailma" (Trip around the world).
In China, Malaysia and Singapore, it is called "飞行棋" or "飞机棋" (Airplane Chess).
In Sweden, Ludo is known as "Fia", a name derived from the Latin word fiat which means "so be it!". Other variations of the name are "Fia-spel" (Fia the game) and "Fia med knuff" (Fia with push).
In Vietnam, people call it "Cờ cá ngựa".
In Hungary, the game is called "Ki nevet a végén" (Who laughs at the end).
In Denmark and Norway though, the game is known as Ludo game.
Other names the game goes by:
Mens-erger-je-niet (the Netherlands),
Parchís or Parkase (Spain),
Le Jeu de Dada or Petits Chevaux (France),
Non t'arrabbiare (Italy),
Fia med knuff (Sweden),
Da' ngu'a ('Vietnam')
Fei Xing Qi' (China)
Some Arabic Pachisi variants are :
Barjis / Bargis (Palestine),
Barjis(s) / Bargese (Syria),