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Learn the rules to the board game Ludo quickly and concisely.
The object of the game is to be the first player to move all their pieces to the home triangle. This game can be played by 2 to 4 players.
Each player picks a color and puts their 4 pieces inside the matching colored home base. You must roll a 6 in order to move a piece out of your base and onto your start position on the track. That piece is now in play. You can only move pieces that are in play. If you have no pieces in play and fail to roll a 6, your turn ends.
If you have 1 or more pieces in play, you can move any one of your pieces the number of spaces along the path as indicated to the number rolled. Pieces move clockwise around the path, jumping at the corners then continuing up their own color’s home column up into their home triangle. If you roll a 6, you can choose to either move a piece out of your base onto the start position or move a piece that is in play. After you roll a six, you get to roll again. If you roll a 6 three times in a row, you end your turn immediately.
If your piece lands on the same space as an opponent’s piece, the opponent’s piece is sent back to their base. If your piece lands on a space occupied by one of your own pieces, that space becomes blocked. A blocked space cannot be passed or landed on by an opponent’s piece, but your own pieces may pass or land on it.
When your piece reaches the home column of its same color, that piece continues its moves toward its home triangle. A piece can only be moved to the home triangle with an exact roll. When your piece lands on the home triangle, that piece has completed its journey and may no longer be moved.
The first player to get all four of their pieces to their home triangle wins. The remaining players continue the game to determine the runner-ups.