Parcheesi


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Parcheesi:

see backgammonbackgammon
, game of chance and skill played by two persons upon a specially marked board divided by a space, called the bar, into two tables (inner table and outer table), each of which has 12 alternately colored points, or triangular spaces.
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Under Parcheesi thinking, an even number of casualties is preferred, and when there is a disparity of casualties, the loser is conferred victim status, and the winner is dubbed the villain.
Lardner is more explicit about his view of the ideological motivations behind the 1913-14 world tour elsewhere when, with characteristic irony, he opines: "The purpose of the trip was twofold--to prove to the foreign element that baseball is better than cricket, roulette, hopscotch, baccarat, Parcheesi or any of the other sports in vogue abroad, and to convince [White Sox utility player] Herman Schaefer and the rest of the heathen included on the roster of the two clubs that Ireland, one of the stopping points, is the greatest country in the atlas." (25)
Some people prefer pinochle or Parcheesi. However, these matches just do not look cerebral enough for the art house film.
Also on view is a Victorian version of Chutes and Ladders, antique chess sets, and Parcheesi, which can be traced to 4th-century India, when the emperor played on marble courts.
He's a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer from whom serious readers were expecting something more than Will & Grace meets Harold and Maude--a tasteful Hollywood hagiography, replete with remembrances of Parcheesi games past and such culinary directives as "Don't forget to slice the grapes.
Booths with inlaid board games encourage students to challenge their brains and friends to games such as Parcheesi, Backgammon, Monopoly, and Checkers.
Melanie thought nothing of leaving us, mid-throw of the dice during a round of Parcheesi, to say the next installment on her novena.
Or that Milton Bradley's Parcheesi Game has been around for 133 years?
Suppose, not implausibly, that most people prefer a less total immersion in political activity, that they assign higher priority to hiking in the woods, watching Simpsons reruns, singing in the church choir, golfing, gossiping, playing Parcheesi with their kids, making money, making love, or simply making a way in the world according to their own lights.
Sargent's colorful line will be adding game board accent rugs, including Parcheesi, Tic Tac Toe, Hopscotch, and Checkmate.
He got out a board--I think it was for Parcheesi, and various pieces from chess and checkers games (even dominoes!)--upon which he had stuck little emblems, and said, "As you can see I don't have a Chinese chess set, but these elephants will be the horses and they move like bishops except that on certain occasions they can leap to the left (or the right); and then this piece with the tiddlywink glued to its head will be the emperor although it's the wrong color.
A game of Parcheesi does not require much running, but it, too, can be a chance for a child with a different level of physical ability to have some of the same social opportunities and cognitive challenges that interactions with peers provide.