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Day 153 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Act like Family: Play a Game of Ludo

Ludo
Written by Staff Writer

Jamaican ludo (or ludy / ludi) is a board game for two, three or four players using two dice and 16 counters. Taking turns, players race each other around the board, trying to be the first one to get all their counters on the home base. The game is thought to have originated in India, but the Jamaican game has its own rules. Boards and counters are often home-made and feature intricate designs and vibrant colors. It represents part of a culture that is slowly disappearing, but you can still find opportunities to play on the island. Playing games that Jamaicans love and trash-talking will help you learn some Jamaican patois while thoroughly enjoying yourself. The game is the source of the saying, “Bornless, Heavenless, knock off you head, run fi yu life.”

In case you missed any of the past “365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica“, here they are all together.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

Photo Source: Leon B.

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