Lodo freinds – Lodo is a strategy game played for two to four players who race their four tokens from start to finish on a single dice roll. Like other cross and circle games, Lodo freinds – Lodo is derived from the Indian Pachisi game, but it is simpler. The game and its variations are popular in many countries and are played under various names.
Each player rolls dice. In the game, to enter the starting square from the game start, the player must roll 6. If the player has no tokens in the game and a dice other than 6 arrives, it passes to the next player. When a player has one or more tokens in the game, he chooses a coin and moves forward the number of squares shown across the dice. Players must always carry a coin according to the dice rolled value. Crossings are not allowed. If movement is not possible, the turn moves to the next player.
When a 6 arrives, the player can choose to advance one coin already in the game or put another tiered coin on the starting square. Roll the dice 6 grants the player an additional or “bonus” shot in that order. If the dice scores 6 again, the player is entitled to an additional shot. If the third roll is also 6, the player may not be able to move and the turn immediately passes to the next player.
If the progression of a token ends in a square occupied by the opponent’s token, the opponent’s token returns to the owner’s home. The returned game token can only be re-entered when its owner rolls 6. There is no “safe” square on the playground that prevents the player’s tokens from being returned. Column squares in a player’s home are always safe, but no opponent can enter.