Parcheesi

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Parcheesi is a brand-name American adaptation of the Indian cross and circle board game Pachisi, published by Parker Brothers [1] and Winning Moves Games USA.

Contents

Equipment

Parcheesi is typically played with two dice, four pieces per player and a gameboard with a track around the outside, four corner spaces and four home paths leading to a central end space. The most popular Parcheesi boards in America have 68 spaces around the edge of the board, 12 of which are darkened safe spaces. Each corner of the board contains one player's nest, or starting area .

Setup

Rules

Gameplay

A player rolls the dice and must use the top die pip values shown to move their pieces around the board in one of the following ways:

Rewards of extra moves

Winning the game

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 "Directions for Playing Parcheesi" (PDF). Parker Brothers Games Ltd. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  2. 1 2 Mohr, Merilyn Simonds (1997). The New Games Treasury . Houghton Mifflin Company. p.  69. ISBN   1-57630-058-7. To decide who goes first, players take turns throwing one die. The person with the lowest number begins, then play continues clockwise around the board.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Parcheesi instructions, 2001" (PDF). Milton-Bradley/Hasbro. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  4. "Parcheesi instructions, 2001" (PDF). Milton-Bradley/Hasbro. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  5. https://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/Parcheesi_%282001%29.pdf