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How to make a simple Ludo board game

Updated on September 7, 2014
Ludo Pieces by Ajmint - Own work. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
Ludo Pieces by Ajmint - Own work. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 | Source

I remember back in the days when I fell in love with Ludo game. Although, my grandma was strongly against the idea saying it may lead to gambling but all that was in my mind is "why do you always try to cut my joy short. I usually play the game with my twin sister when we were bored and sometimes my neighbour. After some time, my grandma decided to seize the board and we had to play the game upon request.

Tired of this, I decided to learn the tricks of how to make the Ludo game. While the adults usually play and enjoy, i took my time studying the way the lines were designed and after several trial and errors. Tada, i got the trick.

making one shouldn't take you up to 10 minutes as it is really easy. Below are the steps needed in creating a Ludo board.

  • Step 1

Get a board or a clean piece of paper. locate the centre and draw a square. it doesn't have to be an exact square but the more accurate it is, the better the appearance and professionalism.

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  • Step 2

draw straight lines across the edges of the square at the centre of the paper until they are now uniformly divided into three parts and looks like a big + sign or a 3-way road to be exact as shown in the second image

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  • Step 3

join the remaining parts of the + like rectangles until each of them makes 15 small squares and a total of 60 small squares.

Note: It should normally be 18 small squares and a total of 72 small squares but i've decided to go for the one I chose and you will see the outcome at the end

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  • Step 4

Our Ludo board design is almost finished. we now need to colour-code the paths and home of each of the different layer tokens.

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Most Ludo boards if not all of them use a 6 step one way direction travel but I have chosen to use 5 instead. when making your's, you can choose whichever one you want.

The benefits of making a Ludo of your own is that

  • it is fun
  • Gives you the opportunity to try out something new
  • it is cheap and easy to make
  • it gives you the opportunity of customizing it the way you want it.

Homemade Ludo board
Homemade Ludo board | Source

Ludo is an interesting game to play and who needs a dice now when we can all get a dice shaker application on our smartphones.

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      Kashmalah 8 months ago

      So easy , thanks for sharing it. I also tried making it and it worked.

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      Taiwo Kareem 3 years ago from Salford

      Thanks for visiting ChitrangadaSharan. Yep I played it as a kid as well. It was fun then

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very interesting and creative hub!

      Ludo is my all time favorite game. Used to play when I was a kid, then played when my kids were young. Still love playing if I have time. You made it so simple to create a Ludo board.

      Thanks for sharing and thanks for the follow! Welcome to HubPages!