As mentioned before, Parcheesi is played on a circle and cross.

An overview of how to play the classic game Parcheesi

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However, it was brought to America between 1867 and 1870, where it took the name Parcheesi.

Parcheesi Royal Edition

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  • The photograph at the right is of a commercial Parcheesi board in the collection. It was copyrighted by Selchow & Righter Company in 1938, thought it is difficult to tell when it was actually produced. The board (46.4cm square) is made of printed cardboard, folds in half, and the design is typical of many editions of the game produced for the North American market by Selchow and Righter Company over the years. The center square is labeled "home", and within the design it includes a series of copyright and patent dates.

    Games like Pachisi and Parcheesi are the most famous examples of these types of game, though Ludo and Yut also use the same kind of board. Ludo is an English game, while Yut is native to Korea.

  • Woolson Spice Co. (Toledo, OH) published a game called "Pachesi" sometime around 1894. Whitman Publishing Co. (Racine, WI) published the game of Parchesi - A Game of India in 1939. The National Games Co. (Portland, OR) published Pachisi - The Game of India about 1940.

    Parcheesi was trademarked in 1874. This was the Victorian Age, when Europe and America were becoming interested in the world beyond. No doubt, part of the allure of Parcheesi was its exotic origins. In early marketing, and for decades to follow, the game's subtitle was Royal Game of India.

    Noun1.Parcheesi - a modern board game based on pachisi
    pachisi, parchesi, parchisi - an ancient board game resembling backgammon; played on a cross-shaped board
    trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product

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    Parcheesi is played with four players. Each has four pawns, which start in their own designated area. Players attempt to move their pawns one full circle around the board. Movement is determined by the roll of a pair of dice.

Have fun playing the game of Parcheesi!

Parcheesi is considered the national game of India. The game is also spelled with the following spelling variations: Pachisi, Parchisi, and Parchesi. It is speculated that the game began in 4th century AD. Parcheesi is known as a "cross and circle" game, with many different versions around the world. The traditional board was made of cloth with 6 small shells that were used to determine the number of spaces moved on a given turn. The official "Americanized" version began in 1867 and was created by John Hamilton who claimed copyright to the game that year. However, it was not until 1870, when the rights to the game were transferred to the Chow and Righter Company, that Parcheesi became a big hit with consumers for several decades. Today, the game is produced by Parker Bros.