What are the Rules of Online Ludo?

In online ludo, like the real world board game, players take turns in a clockwise order; the highest throw of the die starts. Each throw, the player decides which piece to move. A piece simply moves in a clockwise direction around the track given by the number thrown. If no piece can legally move according to the number thrown, play passes to the next player.

Ludo Rule: The Primary Objectives of Ludo

The goal of the ludo game is to move all four of the player’s pieces clockwise once around the board, up the home column, and into the home triangle. To begin, a player must roll a six to move a piece out of the base and onto the start position. That piece is then in play.

Playing Rules of Ludo

The 5 basic rules of ludo are:

  • Rule for the number of players
  • Rule for pawn movement
  • Rule to release the pawns
  • Rule to eliminate opponents’ pawns
  • Rule to lead the pawns home and win the game

Ludo Rule 1: The Number of Players

Ludo game can be played between two to four players. Ludo on the Gamezy app can be played with two players or four players. Each player is assigned a specific colour at the start.

Ludo Rule 2: Pawn Movement

Navigation of the pawns on the board is done corresponding to the score the player gets on his dice every turn. For example, a score of three on the dice means the player can move the token (pawn) up by three places on the board. Every player starts the game with four tokens in their respective starting zones. The first player to eject all tokens from the starting zone and successfully navigate them into the end zone is declared the winner. 

Ludo Rule 3: Releasing the Pawns

A score of 6 or 1 is required to release a pawn from the starting area. Until the player gets their first 6 or 1, he/she won’t be able to take any action, since no pawns will be available to move. After the first token is released, every 6 or 1 player score will give a player the option to either release a new pawn or move the existing pawn on the board.

Ludo Rule 4: Elimination of Opponents’ Pawns

If a pawn lands on a square occupied by a different coloured pawn, the latter gets eliminated from the route and is hauled back into its home area. To bring the different coloured pawn out of the home area, the player must once again release it to the starting point by scoring a 6 or 1. If a player cuts an opponent’s pawn, he/she is awarded a bonus roll for that turn.

Ludo Rule 5: Lead Your Pawns Home

A pawn enters the home zone when it completes its entire track, i.e. from the starting point to its respective coloured home area. The coloured home area consists of six squares, with the last one being the end zone, where the coin retires from the game. The objective is to get all four pawns to the end zone.

Also Check: Ludo Tricks

FAQs on Rules of Ludo

How Do You Play Ludo Online?

Download the Gamezy app, install it and create an account for your mobile phone. Enter the app when ready and select the Super Ludo game and you are on your way to play the first game.

Is Killing Compulsory in Ludo?

It is not necessary if you can take your pawns from start to finish quicker than your opponent. But, it actually gives a tactical advantage if you have more pawns than your opponent on the board and you kill his/her pawn to delay them and get your pawns home.

Can Double Kill Single in Ludo?

A doubled piece may capture another doubled piece. Three pieces together are weak and can be cut by a single piece. A board may have only four spaces in each home column.

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