Pachisi. Ancestor of Ludo

It is believed that popular game of Ludo is very old, but is it? It was patented in 1986, but it was a modern variant of really old game called Pachisi. And I must tell you this older game is more strategic and has a unique, ancient nature.

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Domino: More than Block Game. Instant Domino, Blind Domino, Jubilee, Bergen, Sebastopol

Many people know simplest domino games (like Block Game) and appreciates them as social and funny. However each domino fan can come to a point when you have a partners to play and you want to try something different. Something new. Perhaps something more complex. Well… you can always try one of the lesser known but funny domino games like Instant Domino, Blind Domino, Jubilee, Bergen or Sebastopol.

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Dominoes – more than blocks for kids

I think everyone know what dominoes are. Often we treat dominoes as a blocks for children, a simple toy for learning to count. Sometimes we play with kids, because this game seems simple. In my country (Poland) it’s unusual to see adults playing dominoes. What a pity! This game is more addictive than you think, and besides it has a fascinating history. Moreover, you can play many games with one set of domino tiles, just like you can play many games with one deck of cards.

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Malefiz - ustawienie początkowe

Malefiz or Barricade

Sometimes you want to play with family or friends, but you don’t want to get tired mentally. You rather want to relax, talk with someone etc. In such situations games with random element are fine. Some of these games are very popular like Pachisi or Ludo. Unfortunately, Ludo is quite simple … too simple. Perhaps you’d like to play some game similar to Ludo, but you want this game to be a bit more challenging, more surprising or demanding more strategic thinking?

If you are looking for such game I propose Malefiz.

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Spider and Flies – Russian national game

Spiders stimulate our imagination. They are nasty creatures, but also efficient hunters. They are a symbol of evil, cruelty, ruthlessness or selfishness, but on the other hand… they are so skillful. J.R.R Tolkien scared us with Ungoliant and Shelob. JK Rowling also scared us with Aragog and his descendants, but there are also positive and wise spiders like Charlotte in “Charlotte’s web”

Spider’s theme is also present in board games. I’ve seen a lot of games that relate to spiders and flies, and are often played on a board similar to a spider’s web.

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