– Janis Kondrats, CTO at Anatomy Next
Ludo traces its lineage back to 6th century India. Ludo is derived from the game Pachisi, but also reminds Snakes and Ladders.
The game is played between 2 to 4 players and you can play the game against the computer, against your friends, or even against people from around the world. The objective of the game is simple: you start on 1 and you have to be the first one to make it to 100. You can only move the same number of tiles as the number you roll on a die. The board is also littered with snakes and ladders. If you land on the same tile as the beginning of a ladder, then you can take the ladder as a shortcut and move on up. But, if you land on the mouth of a snake, then down you go to its tail.
Whoever gets all four tokens to the end first is the winner. However, each move can only be made based on the number decided by casting a six-sided die, and each token can only move out of their home by casting a six. Additionally, the competition factor of the game is upped by the fact that if another player’s token lands on the same square as your token, then your token will automatically be sent back home and you’ll need to roll a six again.