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spelling[edit]

Is the spelling of the italicized Patcheesi supposed to be Parcheesi, or was it called Patcheesi in America for awhile? I dunno, otherwise I would change it if it were indeed a typo. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.23.121.181 (talk) 21:57, July 13, 2005‎

Ren & Stimpy[edit]

In an episode of Ren & Stimpy called Sven Hoek, Stimpy and Sven are looking through boardgames, one of them is "pure cheesy" - should this be added to a new section? Gohst 13:12, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Unless "Misery Date" is added to that article, I'm going to say the answer is no. 139.225.184.192 (talk) 16:30, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Use of dice[edit]

Are rolls taken as in backgammon (each die can, but does not have to, move a separate piece), or are the dice added together? Or can the player choose which? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.168.226.191 (talk) 01:21, June 16, 2006‎

I read several versions of Parcheesi rules online: 1(PDF) 2(PDF) 3(PDF) 4 5. In all the rules I read, it's clear each die can be used separately on different pawns. When moving one pawn with both dice, some rules clearly state you must use each die separately. (For example, you could use one die to capture an opponent's pawn, then continue the same piece with the other die.) Others rules are unclear, and might be interpreted that when using both dice on one pawn, it must move the sum of the dice indivisibly (and thus wouldn't be able to capture in the first example, it would have to pass over). However, in some of the unclear rules, statements or examples in other sections suggest to me that each die is always considered separately, so my overall conclusion is each die always counts as a seperate move. -- Bavi H 17:01, 23 December 2006 (UTC) Have the rules to the game changed over the years? I have an old Parcheesi game board dated 1874 with all the original pieces and rules book as entered into congress by John Hamilton in 1867. The set I have must be very rare as it has no Re-Registration dates fallowing the original date. I also own the next board dated 1874 with the fallowing date of 1890 which was the first next re-registration of the game. My first board would have been manufactured before 1890 and it looks much earlier. The next re-registration was in the 1920s. So the second board would have been manufactured before the 1920s as it does not have the date 1920s on it. There were other makers of Parcheesi early on and different rules might be reflective of the other makers. And or the re-registration dates might have made slight changes of the rules? I'd post some pics of the games I have but not sure where to do that?

Ease?[edit]

This game seems to have entered the common parlance as something very easy, as in "Maybe you'd better stick to Parcheesi". Is it actually that easy? Sounds like a standard boardgame to me.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.26.169.174 (talk) 01:36, August 6, 2006

You roll the dice, you move your piece, you get to the center first. Blind dyslexic earwigs can master this game. I love it, tho. :) PacificBoy 03:05, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
No, depends on the rules variation. From The New Games Treasury, Mohr (1997), p. 68:

A strategic race game; the model for most modern race games. Children who can count can play; in its sophisticated form, it involves enough tactics to keep even chess lovers engaged.

Ihardlythinkso (talk) 16:57, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Rules section[edit]

The "Rules" section reads like a copy 'n' paste. I doubt we need the full set anyway. -Phoenixrod 07:30, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

"Rules" often talk about how special areas prevent pawns from being captured but never state how captures happen. 66.53.226.56 (talk) 23:11, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Pachisi isn't National Game of India[edit]

Who says Pachisi is the national game of India? Please give citation. It is hockey as far as I know. Zoydip (talk) 04:29, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

I read it somewhere... OK, I will look for the cite. Davichito (talk) 18:05, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Edgar Allan Poe[edit]

This article currently claims that Edgar Allan Poe first copyrighted an American version of Pachisi in 1867, but as he died in 1849, this seems unlikely. A quick Web search didn't turn up anything about this, verifiable or otherwise... can anyone provide any source for this information? Blandoon (talk) 23:07, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Pawns?[edit]

Why are the parcheesi-men called pawns in this article? They had separate names in India, and I have never seen a playing set in which they were called pawns. Pawns are in chess. After a respectful pause for reply, I will probably change this. J S Ayer (talk) 03:09, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Agreed and Yes check.svg Done. "Pawn" is sometimes used as synonym for "token" or "piece". (But "piece" is better, and both were in play [pun] in the article.) Ihardlythinkso (talk) 16:49, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

German name[edit]

Mensch Ärgere Dich Nicht is the name of a German version of pachisi, but apparently it is a brand name, not the general name, so I will leave it deleted. J S Ayer (talk) 02:53, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Mensch ärgere dich nicht is another Cross and circle game; check the category page, also linked in the "See also" section. (Actually, I haven't looked into HOW similar the rules of these two members of the family may be).-- (talk) 10:01, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Number required to enter[edit]

'The safe square paragraph says you need a 6 to enter, but everything else says a 5 is needed to enter. Delter9 (talk) 02:40, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Brand name[edit]

Nowhere does it say who owns the brand name - it's Selchow & Richter if I remember correctly. Seems as though it should appear somewhere Irish Melkite (talk) 04:27, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Seems like Hasbro has bought-out the world! (Check out the intellectual property rights owner template at bottom of the article proper.) Ok, Ihardlythinkso (talk) 10:49, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Merge to a variants section in Pachisi?[edit]

Doesn't seem like both need their own articles. - Richfife (talk) 18:50, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

French Game of Little Horses[edit]

Someone has just added the Jeu des petits chevaux as the French version of Parcheesi. I looked at the French page for this game, and find that it has a section listing the differences between Parcheesi and Little Horses. I think the French game should therefore be listed under Pachisi as another variant, like those we have already in various English, Spanish, and German-speaking countries. J S Ayer (talk) 00:01, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Name of each player's starting area[edit]

No printed set of rules that I've seen -- including the one cited by this article -- calls the starting area the "nest." The cited rules call it the "corner to the player's right." Some unofficial rules call it the "home circle." Whence does the term "nest" originate?