Parqués is a colombian game in the Cross and Circle family (the category that includes Pachisi). The objective of the game is the same as in Parcheesi: each player tries to move all 4 pieces to the end of the track before his opponents.
Dice and playersEdit
Parqués is played with two dice, and from two to six players can play in the same game. In contrast to Parcheesi, there are no blockades. Turns rotate among the players.
The pieces initially begin in jail. They must be taken out with a pair, that is, a roll in which the dice show the same number. In order to eat (capture) a pawn, a player must put his/her pawn on a square occupied by an opposing pawn. The captured pawn is then moved to the jail. There are safe squares on the board, where pawns cannot be eaten. A player may eat pawns in a home square if her pawn leaves the jail and an opponent's pawn is on the square.
When a player rolls a pair, he receives an extra turn. If he tosses a pair three times in a row, he can advance a pawn to the end. Pairs are also useful to move pawns out of the jail. With a roll of 6-6 or 1-1, a player can free all four pawns. With any other pair, he may free two pawns.
A variant of this game requires that, after rolling three pairs, a player's last moved piece must go to jail, and the player must forfeit the move.