Ludo is a strategy board game for two to four[a] 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, but simpler. The game and its variations are popular in many countries and under various names.
Ludo| Pachisi was discovered in India in the 6th century. The earliest evidence of this game evolution in India is the depiction of boards on the caves of Ellora. The contemporary version was played by the Mughal emperors of India; a notable example is Akbar.
Pachisi was modified to use a cubic die with a dice cup and patented as "Ludo" in England in 1896.