…. a cross and circle board game
 Pachisi is originated in Ancient India
 The name of the game comes from the Hindi word pachis,
which means twenty-five
...
Cross shaped board
Cowries
Pieces
 Each player has 4 bee-hive shaped
pieces
 Each player moves their 4 pieces
around the board clockwise
 One piece only ...
Cowries Value Another turn?
0 25 another turn
1 10 another turn
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6 another turn
The board is actually emb...
• Uncertain evidence indicates that forms of the
game were in existence in the Indian region from
at least the 4th century...
• Remains of these boards can be seen today
in Agra and Allahabad.
• There is apparently a mention of pachisi being
played...
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A presentation made by the 5th graders of Millennium National School for their friends in Norway. This is part of the information exchange program between the two countries.

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Pachisi

  1. 1. …. a cross and circle board game
  2. 2.  Pachisi is originated in Ancient India  The name of the game comes from the Hindi word pachis, which means twenty-five  It is played on a board shape like a symmetrical cross  Pachisi is a game of 4 players usually in two teams
  3. 3. Cross shaped board Cowries Pieces
  4. 4.  Each player has 4 bee-hive shaped pieces  Each player moves their 4 pieces around the board clockwise  One piece only may be moved with a single throw, or if the player chooses, they can decline to move any piece on a throw.
  5. 5. Cowries Value Another turn? 0 25 another turn 1 10 another turn 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 another turn The board is actually embroidered on cloth. The playing area is cruciform. There is a large square in center, called the CHARKONI which is the starting and the finishing position of the pieces. The four arms are divided into three columns of eight squares. The players pieces are moved along these columns during play.
  6. 6. • Uncertain evidence indicates that forms of the game were in existence in the Indian region from at least the 4th century AD. The similar game Nyout, from Korea, probably dates back at least as far as 300AD. • The Indian Emperor Akbar I of the 16th century Mogul Empire, apparently played pachisi on great courts constructed of inlaid marble. On the red and white squares around him, 16 beautiful
  7. 7. • Remains of these boards can be seen today in Agra and Allahabad. • There is apparently a mention of pachisi being played between two sets of princes - cousin brothers of the Bharata family (Pandavas and Kauravas) in the epic Mahabharata.[3]

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