(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 parchisi.

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  • Pachisi — is a board game that originated in ancient India; it is described as the national game of India. It is played on a board shaped like a symmetrical cross. A player s pieces move around the board based upon a throw of six or seven cowrie shells (a… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Pachisi — es el juego nacional de la India y Pakistán en el que 4 jugadores avanzan 4 fichas cada uno en un tablero con forma de cruz. Generalmente, se juega por equipos de a 2. El amarillo y el negro juegan contra el rojo y el verde. Los ganadores son los …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • pachisi — [pə chē′zē] n. [Hindi pacīsī < pacis, twenty five (the highest number thrown) < pãc, five < Sans páñca,FIVE + īs < bīs, twenty] in India, a game for four players in which the moves of the pieces around a board are determined by the… …   English World dictionary

  • pachisi — n. a four handed Indian board game with six cowries used like dice. Etymology: Hindi, = of 25 (the highest throw) * * * pachisi see parcheesi …   Useful english dictionary

  • pachisi — noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu pacīsī, from pacīs twenty five Date: 1867 an ancient board game played with dice and counters on a cruciform board in which players attempt to be the first to reach the home square …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

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