Popular board games played in India.

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Whether it’s a rainy day, or a cold winter night, or at present – a pandemic; a board game can help you kill hours, learn integral life skills and create a lovely bond amongst family members.

While most of the board games are made for families to play together are focused on developing life skills like money management, property transactions, resolving problems and team play, some focus on creativity and strategy. Here are some of the most popular best board games of all time played in India.

Board Game – Monopoly

If you’re in the mood for a highly competitive, classic board game, the obvious choice is Monopoly. This Classic Edition of the famous board game has all the original pieces, including money, houses, hotels, silver game pieces and more, and it’s sure to be a hit with both new and experienced players.

A refresher on the rules: In Monopoly, two to eight players start at GO, rolling the dice and moving around the board. You can purchase empty properties that you land on, but if someone else owns the space, you have to pay them rent. Build houses and hotels to charge higher rents, and don’t forget to collect $200 as you pass by GO! The game is over when you own enough properties to bankrupt all your opponents.

A game of Monopoly usually lasts a few hours, and it can definitely bring out people’s competitive spirit. This all-time favorite monopoly board game deserves a home in every game lover’s collection.

Now experience the classic Monopoly board game in a completely new way. These classic games that could be only played on a board are now available on your smart phones. You can download the free monopoly game on Android/IOS and bring the board to life with a universe including a beautiful animated and designed 3D city board with hotels and houses. Play with family or friends irrespective of they being near or far.

Snakes & Ladders

Board Game – Snakes & Ladders

Snakes and Ladders is an ancient Indian board game also known as Moksha Patam. A worldwide recognized classic game – snakes and ladders is a multiplayer board game with numbers marked in a grid from 1-100.

This game has been a part of our childhood as we grew up. No matter how old one gets the fond memories of growing up linger on at the back of our minds.

Each Player has to roll the dice and make their way up to the top saving them self from the snake bites.

Snakes & Ladders is a much-loved classic game which is now available on your mobile phones/ tablets. It can be played either online or offline.

Enjoy this fun and exciting game & introduce it to your next generation. Celebrate the joy of winning & the race to the finish line. This is not only a game but also a lesson for the young mind. It teaches them that life is all about the ups & downs but one must not lose heart but keep pushing to the finish line.


Board Game – SCRABBLE

No collection of family board games would be complete without this absolute classic scrabble board game that was conceived way back in 1931. The game can be played with two to four players or four teams and lettered tiles with varying point values are combined to form words, crossword-style, on the game board. Although it’s designed for those aged eight and up, it’s the most fun when it’s played among those with similar reading, spelling, and skill levels.

Ready to move beyond the board? Because scrabble is now available on your smart phone. There’s lots of new features for you to explore. It’s fun, it competitive and it makes you get wiser and brighter

Suggested to play : Download to Play snakes and ladders online & offline


Board Game – Carrom

Every Indian Family had a carrom board while growing up. It is one of those games that are very close to the heart. Carrom is an easy-to-play multiplayer board game played by 2 or 4 players against each other. The principles of carrom are very similar to pool, snooker or billiards (without the cues). The objective of carrom is to pocket all your carrom pieces before your opponent, using skill, determination and sometimes a little bit of luck. The player who succeeds in pocketing queen gets 3 points to his score as per the rules. Carrom men – called seeds, coins, pucks, and pawns, are made of wood or plastic. They are supposed to be pocketed by players, and who procures all his color coins, wins the game of carrom.

Now you can play carrom on your smartphones. With priority given to originality of the game with user friendly controls, amazing realistic 3D graphics and great physics, you will feel the thrill which you get when you play carrom with your family and friends!


Board Game – Ludo

Ludo game was played between Indian kings and queens in ancient times and now it’s a game we all love and grew up to. Ludo is a strategy board game for two to four players, in which the players race their four tokens from start to finish according to the rolls of a single die. Like other cross and circle games, Ludo is derived from the Indian game Pachisi.

To start the game the player has to roll a 6. Every time the player rolls a 6, the player has to remove the token from the home. If no tokens are available and the player rolls a 6, the player gets a bonus additional roll of the die. The player should always move the token according to the die value rolled.

Ludo is a popular board game and is now available on your smartphone. You can now play your most loved childhood game with your siblings even if you are miles apart.

Which game will you be playing today with your family or friends?

Comment below to let us know which is your favorite game and the memories you have of these games while growing up.

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