|Ludo is a simple board game for 2-4 players that originated in India by the 6th century.|
Ludo is played on a special board with a loop of cells, 4 start areas (squares in the board corners) and 4 home columns (rows of colored cells marked with I - IV towards the middle of the board). Each player has 4 pieces, which are initially placed in the start areas:
The goal of Ludo is to complete a loop with each of your own pieces and place all of them on the home column.
At the beginning of the game all 4 pieces of each player are placed in their start areas.
Players take turns rolling a single die.
A player must get a six to be able to move a piece from the starting area onto the starting cell (the colored cell near the starting area of the same color). In subsequent turns a player moves a piece clockwise 1 to 6 cells according to the number on the rolled die. When a player gets six the player may take a new piece from the starting area or may choose to move a piece already in play. Any throw of a six results in an extra turn. Otherwise the turn is passed to the next player.
A player cannot move a piece if it lands on a cell occupied by one of his own pieces.
If a player's piece lands on a square occupied by one of his opponent's pieces, the opponent's piece is captured and returned to the corresponding starting area.
Once a piece has completed a circuit of the board it moves up the home column of its own colour.
If a player cannot make a valid move he passes the turn to the next player.