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Member Name: benclark88
Advantages: easy to learn
Disadvantages: not complex
Ludo is a really fun board game coming from the Latin Ludo meaning "I play". I first got this when I was just 5 years old and was probably the first board game I properly understood. Being a Hamleys set it was a great quality built game.
It is a basic game for 2-4 players. each player starts with four pieces. The aim is to get each player home. To win the game you must be the first player get all your pieces from their base to their home . All players start in their own designated base and you need to roll a six to leave your base and start going round the board. Once on the board the idea is to make your way around the board and get into your home where your pieces will be safe. If you land on another player they have to return to their base and role another 6 to get back onto the board. That is pretty much it for the rules which is ideal for a child who Is starting to play board games.
Inside the game is one big chunky wooden board and 16 pieces in sets of four different colours: blue, yellow, red and green. The pieces are used to follow are track painted onto the board. Each part of the track is a black circle that the pieces sits in the middle of. The board itself is a natural wood colour with painted blue, yellow, red, green to designate different homes and bases. The board is strong and tough and I still have it today. The paint on the board is still bright and has not faded at all. I have lost a few of the pieces but I replace this with other little items around the house.
Last time I saw this was selling for around £15 - £20. I would recommend purchasing as the board lasts forever and it can be passed down (so certainly value for money).
Even now I still play the game (usually with my younger nephews.) But I still find it is a lot of fun.
Summary: fun for all the family
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