Snakes & Ladders & Ludo
A combination of games in one box offers something for the whole family! Traditional snakes and ladders and Ludo are included in the same package and are perfect for the first time board games. A favourite amongst the teachers, the Galt brnd offers thick cardboard pieces and playing boards along with easy to follow instructions!
1) The object of Snakes and Ladders is to be the first player to reach the end by moving across the board from square one to the final square. Most boards wrap back and forth, so you move left to right across first row, then move up to the second and move right to left, and so on.
- Follow the numbers on the board as you roll your dice, math becomes an asset and a tool to see how many squares to move forward. For example, if you rolled a five and you were on space number 11, then you would move your game piece to space number 16.
- Watch out for the snakes! If you land on a snake, you go for a ride down the board and have to work your way back when your turn comes!
- Alternately, if you land on a ladder, well get on up and bypass a few rows!
The first to make it to the top left-hand square wins!
2) Ludo is a children's game based upon the ancient Indian game of Pachisi. Uckers is a game played in the Royal Navy (and apparently some non-British navies) on a Ludo board. Players take turns in a clockwise order; highest throw of the die starts.
After each throw, the player decides which piece to move. A piece simply moves in a clockwise direction around the track given by the number thrown. If no piece can legally move according to the number thrown, play passes to the next player.
- A throw of 6 gives another turn.
- A player must throw a 6 to move a piece from the starting circle onto the first square on the track. The piece moves 6 squares around the circuit beginning with the appropriately coloured start square (and the player then has another turn).
- If a piece lands on a piece of a different colour, the piece jumped upon is returned to its starting circle.
- If a piece lands upon a piece of the same colour, this forms a block. This block cannot be passed or landed on by any opposing piece.
When a piece has circumnavigated the board, it proceeds up the home column. A piece can only be moved onto the home triangle by an exact throw.The first person to move all 4 pieces into the home triangle wins. YAY!