Parqués is a Colombian Pachisi-like
game. It's very similar to to Ludo and Parcheesi.
The goal of the game is the same as in Parcheesi: take all 4 pieces to
the end before the opponents. The turn is passed by the right
In order to capture a piece, the player must put his/her pawn on the
opponent's same square and the captured piece (pawn) goes back to its
nest (or "jail"). There are safe places where the players can't "eat" (capture) any
The player can eat pawns in a "home" square if he gets out of the nest
and an opponent's pawn is on the square.
If the player tosses pairs, for example a 6-6, 4-4 and so on, he gets
an extra turn. If he tosses pairs three times in a row, he can advance
a pawn to the end.
Pairs are also useful to get out from the nest. With 6-6 or 1-1, the
player can get all his four pawns out. With any other pair, the player
can get only 2 pawns out.
A variable of this game is in case of having 3 consecutive pairs, the
last moved piece must go to jail and the player loses the move. This is
called "punishing success", a very Colombian thing.
It is played with 2 dice, and it is a game for 2, 3 or 4 players.
Unlike Parcheesi there are no blockades.
Wikipedia article as of 01.01.2006
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