Parcheesi, the board game is based on the Indian game of pachisi. Originating in the U.S. in 1860, Parcheesi is a long-time favorite game for families. Players try to get all four of their pawns around the board from their starting position to their home row. Competition can get pretty tough when other players get in the way by capturing pawns and sending them home, erecting blockades, or finding ways around your traps.
Parcheesi is a wonderful game for families, but be aware, there are small pieces which can be a choking hazard for young children. Also check out Parcheesi Deluxe and Parcheesi Royal Edition for more Parcheesi fun for the whole family.