How to Play Ludo

How to Play Ludo:

  1. To start the game, each player chooses a color and receives four tokens of the same color. Each player places their four tokens in their respective starting areas.
  2. The player who rolls the highest number on the dice goes first. Play then continues in a clockwise direction.
  3. To move a token, a player must roll the dice. The player can then move one of their tokens the number of spaces shown on the dice.
  4. A token can only be moved onto the board if the player rolls a six on the dice. Once a token is on the board, it can be moved according to the number on the dice.
  5. Players must move their tokens around the board and try to get them to the finish line at the center of the board.
  6. Tokens can only move forward, not backward. Tokens can knock out an opponent's token if they land on the same space as it. The knocked-out token goes back to its starting area and must be rolled again to enter the board.
  7. If a player rolls a six, they get an extra turn. If they roll three sixes in a row, their turn ends and they lose their remaining moves for that turn.
  8. The first player to get all four of their tokens to the finish line wins the game.

Additional Rules:

  • If a player's token lands on a space with a colored square, they must follow the instructions on that square. For example, a yellow square might say "Move forward five spaces."
  • If a player's token lands on a space with a picture of a snake, they must move their token back to the space with the snake's tail.
  • If a player's token lands on a space with a picture of a ladder, they can move their token up to the space with the ladder's top.
  • If a player's token lands on a space with another player's token, the other player's token is knocked out and must go back to its starting area.
  • If a player cannot move any of their tokens because they cannot roll the number needed, they lose their turn.

That's it! Now that you understand how to play Indian Ludo, gather some friends and have some fun!