Questions tagged [pachisi]

A pawn-moving board game that originated in ancient India. The westernized version is called "Parcheesi".

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Is Parcheesi simply an alternate name for Pachisi? Or are they significantly different games?

There are a few board games that are the exactly the same as each other, but have different names. For instance, Reversi and Othello are exactly the same game, but the latter is a trademarked name. ...
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Rolling One With Cowry Dice

I am playing Parcheesi with cowry shells as dice. I am on the last square and need a roll of one to return the pawn to home. However, with cowry dice, only rolls of 10+grace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+grace, 25+...