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A Ludo Board Complete With Counters And Dice
Ludo from Latin ludo, "I play") is a board game for two to four players, in which the players race their four counters from start to finish according to die rolls. Like other cross and circle games, Ludo is derived from the Indian game Pachisi, but simpler. Though not classified as a toy, this game and its variants are popular in many countries and under various names.
Pachisi originated in India by the 6th century. The earliest evidence of this game in India is the depiction of boards on the caves of Ajanta.
This game was played by the Mughal emperors of India; a notable example being that of Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar.
Variations of the game made it to England during the late 19th century. One which appeared around 1896 under the name of Ludo was then successfully patented.