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Size: 9.5cm long, 2cm sq. – 3¾ ins long, ¾ ins sq.
The best known Indian board game which uses dice is the race game known as ‘Chaupur’ or ‘Pachisi’ played on a cruciform board usually of embroidered cloth, where each arm of the game has three rows of eight playing squares. Four players compete either individually or in pairs to race their four coloured pieces round the board and up the starting arm to the middle. At the end of the 19th century, this game was exported to Britain where it was simplified into the popular parlour game of Ludo.