Ludo is one of the most played game of my childhood. It is easy learn and makes lots of fun for the players.
During game play a piece moves from its starting square, clockwise around the perimeter of the board, and up the player's home column to the finishing square. In the space to the left of each arm is a circle or square to hold a player's pieces before they are allowed into play.
Read more about the game at wikipedia.
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