Ludo Game : History

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 is Akbar.

In England, Pachisi was modified using a cubic die with dice cup and patented as Ludo in 1896, patent number 14636. The Royal Navy (RN) took Ludo and converted it into the board game of Uckers.
In North America, the game is sold under the brand name Parcheesi. Variations of the game are sold under the brand names Sorry!, Aggravation, and Trouble.
In Spain, it is called Parchís in Spanish and Parxís in Catalan.
In Colombia, it is called Parqués.
In Germany, this game is called “Mensch ärgere dich nicht” which means “Man, don’t get upset”, and has equivalent names in many other languages, such as Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, and Turkish.
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 the Netherlands, it is called “Mens erger je niet!”, which has the same meaning as the German name.

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