Parchesi
Pachisi Pa*chi"si, Parchesi Par*che"si, Parchisi Par*chi"si, n. [Hind., fr. pachis twenty-five, the highest throw in the game.] 1. A game, somewhat resembling backgammon, originating in India. [1913 Webster]

2. A game adopted from the Indian game, using disks, as of pasteboard, and dice; it is played on a cross-shaped board. [U. S. & Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • parchesi — par*che si (p[aum]r*ch[=e] z[i^]), n. See {Pachisi}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parchesi —    (pah CHEE zee, par CHEE zee) [Hindi: twentyfive] In India, a board game of ancient origin for four players, similar to backgammon; moves are made by throws of cowrie shells or dice, with the highest throw being twenty five. Also written as… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • parchesi — noun an ancient board game resembling backgammon; played on a cross shaped board • Syn: ↑pachisi, ↑parchisi • Hypernyms: ↑board game • Hyponyms: ↑Parcheesi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pachisi — Pa*chi si, Parchesi Par*che si, Parchisi Par*chi si, n. [Hind., fr. pachis twenty five, the highest throw in the game.] 1. A game, somewhat resembling backgammon, originating in India. [1913 Webster] 2. A game adopted from the Indian game, using… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parchisi — Pachisi Pa*chi si, Parchesi Par*che si, Parchisi Par*chi si, n. [Hind., fr. pachis twenty five, the highest throw in the game.] 1. A game, somewhat resembling backgammon, originating in India. [1913 Webster] 2. A game adopted from the Indian game …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parcheesi — is an American adaptation of the Indian Cross and Circle game Pachisi. The game is often subtitled Royal Game of India because Pachisi , created in India around 500 BC, used red, yellow, blue and green pawns as dancers on palace grounds.… …   Wikipedia

  • Sam Loyd — Samuel Loyd (* 30. Januar 1841 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; † 10. April 1911 in New York) war Amerikas berühmtester Spiele Erfinder und Rätselspezialist. Loyd war ein guter Schachspieler und nahm unter anderem am internationa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Samuel Loyd — (* 30. Januar 1841 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; † 10. April 1911 in New York) war Amerikas berühmtester Spiele Erfinder und Rätselspezialist. Samuel Loyd Loyd war ein guter Schachspi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pachisi — /peuh chee zee, pah /, n. 1. a board game, originated in ancient India, in which four players advance four pieces each along a route on a cross shaped board toward a center square by throws of cowrie shells or dice. 2. a modern version of this… …   Universalium

  • Dayakattai — is an Indian dice game played by two to four people. It is very similar to Parchesi in terms of gameplay. Typically all players start with six coins/chips at a home in the center of the board. They each take turns rolling the Dayakattai, a pair… …   Wikipedia

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